THINK OF SOME INNER WOUND in your life that is now healed. Would you for any reason give up the new power to love and to understand that you have learned?
God does not send us pain. God is not a wounder or a punisher. This is important to understand as our trust in God grows. But neither does God let our wound be wasted.
The Comforter, the Holy Spirit, will not remove the lines of hard-won experience from our faces. A new power of light, the light of the divine passionate compassion, will shine through those lines on our faces.
– Flora Slosson Wuellner
Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds
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What have you learned through your time of pain? Share your thoughts.
Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2:10, NRSV
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This week we remember: Julian of Norwich (May 13).
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