Sunday, July 8, 2012

Daily Meditation: The Wounded Healer - By Henri Nouwen

This, then is the passage which brought me to Henri Nouwen over 15 years ago.  I was sitting through m first round of chemo at Dana Farber and wondering what life held.  A Jesuit from work at BC brought me this little book. This was my first glimpse of a true goal for my living. 


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Henri Nouwen Society - Daily Meditation

Sunday July 8, 2012   


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.


- Henri J. M. Nouwen  

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Text excerpts taken from Bread for the Journey, by Henri J.M. Nouwen, ©1997 HarperSanFrancisco. All Scripture from The Jerusalem Bible ©1966, 1967, and 1968 Darton, Longman & Todd and Doubleday & Co. Inc. Photo by V. Dobson.

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