The six-week series on the ‘Wounded Healer’ hosted by the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission ended on November 10. Over 80 married couples of varying ages participated. Here is a sharing from a participant.
How shall I know him? He is sitting among the poor, covered with wounds but he unbinds one at a time and binds it up again saying to himself, perhaps I shall be needed: if so, I must be always ready as not to delay for a moment.
To be poor in Spirit is to take time to heal by letting go of all the hurts, pain, and shame one by one. It takes time, courage, facing fears, letting go and moving forward, using each wound in service to others. The scars are not there to remind us of the pain and shame but to reveal that we are healed. We are Wounded Healers. We have transcended the pain and shame to become a living flame, a flame of love.