Wounded Healer revisited
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 Nouwen, Wounded Healer.
A classic from Nouwen's better known classics. And a timeless truth for all seasons. For when are we without wounds, and when is life without pain? Surely wounds and blessing go hand in hand, flowing into each other, ever intertwined. Greater highs, deeper lows. Making us better channels of love and blessing.