We learn under the tutelage of wounds.

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“But gradually we learn something very precious under the tutelage of these
wounds. We learn a compassion for others that replaces judging, self-loathing,
and the compulsion to find someone to blame. We learn a reverent joy before our
wounds that replaces the condemnation of and comparison of ourselves with others
that used to fuel our anxiety. We learn that the consummation of self-esteem is
self-forgetful abandonment to the Silence of God that gives birth to loving
service of all who struggle.”

~Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land:

 

 

 

 

Art: Marija Gautci
Text & image source: ECUMENICUS https://www.facebook.com/ecumenicus/

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