Tomorrow we'll read about the Red Heifer (Para Aduma) as the ultimate purifier and about the Copper Snake as the ultimate "antidote" against snake bites.
At first reading we could believe that he Red Heifer and the Copper Snake have magic qualities of purification and healing.
Our Sages were aware of this superstitious inclination and taught us to read these sections in a different way;
All depends on the Moral and Spiritual attitude of the person who wants to be purified or healed.
Maybe this teaches us that purity and health are manifestations of freedom and human dignity.
Shabbat Shalom to all,