Wounded Humility

I think everyone who has a childhood has wounds.  No parent is perfect.  No situation is perfect.  No childhood friends are perfect.  We have all been wounded at some point.  It shapes us – who we become is a product of our woundedness and our healing or lack thereof.  It drives us to achieve or hide or be anxious or carry bitterness and a million other outcomes.  These wounds don’t excuse our behavior or give us a way out of responsibility.  However, they can give us an understanding of one another and compassion for one another.

If we stand in the mirror, looking at our reflections and think ourselves to be perfect, we lie.  It benefits no one.  If we look out the window, seeing the world and expect perfection of others, we deceive ourselves.  Neither is a possibility.  Be honest about your woundedness.

Paul has an interesting take on it: ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.’ – Philippians 2:3-4

We do have a responsibility to others.  We need to help one another heal and we need each other to heal.  We need to do it with humility and love.  So in this day – honestly address your wounds, pray for healing, speak the truth in love to those around you, and do it all with humility.

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