Wounded Healers

“…[H]ealing cannot happen unless we honestly ask how we came to be. We cannot heal until we discover the wound, and naming our trauma is part of that process. . . . If we hold grace for our own story, we can reach across dividing lines to say, ‘I see your story. I see your experiences. They matter.’” —Kaitlin B. Curtice, Native – Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God

It is a curious thing to ponder the wound that would remain when “removing the plank from my eye” and whether this metaphor could keep stretching. A friend commented on Facebook, “I think as we remove the plank – the metaphor reaches out beyond the realm of what we see into what we feel, what we experience, what we internalize, and what we externalize through our actions and responses.”

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