Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wounded Healer

Just a quick sharing of Henri Nouwen's words of wisdom. Blessings!

The Wounded Healer

Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not "How can we hide our wounds?" so we don't have to be embarrassed, but "How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?" When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.

Jesus is God's wounded healer: through his wounds we are healed. Jesus' suffering and death brought joy and life. His humiliation brought glory; his rejection brought a community of love. As followers of Jesus we can also allow our wounds to bring healing to others.

2 Comments:

Blogger Suzanne said...

Thank you, I needed to read this today. Some new things going on in my life that I can either be embarrassed about or choose to pick up the pieces and go on with love in my heart the best I can. God bless you. I'm back to writing again .. a little. :) Suzanne PS Hope you are all doing well.

July 11, 2009  
Blogger Mother Mayhem said...

:o)

July 12, 2009  

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