Wounded Healers

04/24/22 at 07:00 AM by Cordt Kassner

Nobody escapes being wounded. We are all 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 bout '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. ~Henri J. M. Nouwen, "The Wounded Healer"; quoted by Philip Yancey

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