Who Was Healed?

re. Mark 1:40-45

Two homeless, AIDS-ravaged men
  Approached a bystander.
One said, "Help us, if you will!"
The bystander, seeing their plight, wept.
  Touching them, he said, "I choose"
  And healed them.
One man grateful, renewed his life,
  And opened an AIDS clinic.
The other elated, determined never to suffer again,
  And connived, robbed, and cheated to secure himself.

©2003, John A. Mills