But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
A physician once told us that he kept himself in health by going to see patients. Whenever he discontinued this, and insisted on patients coming to him, or when he tried to go out of practice altogether, he fell into lethargy, and lost both physical and mental power; but so soon as he resumed active efforts to heal others, his own healthy returned. Let servants and handmaids of Christ take the hint. He who desires sound, strong, spiritual life and health in himself should go and try to heal others, showing patience, sympathy, and hopefulness. This is to walk as Christ walked.
(D. Fraser, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.