The Need for Healing, A Prescription for Wholeness
- the gun violence in Arizona two weeks ago and the miraculous ongoing recovery of Congresswoman Giffords;
- the burial of PFC Benjamin Moore (Bordentown, NJ) and the proposed protest by Westboro Baptist "Church";
- the horrible tragedies uncovered at "Dr." Kermit Gosnell's Pennsylvania abortion clinic.
With these few selected examples in mind, this image of open hands filled with candlelight represents for me the opportunity to surrender to God what hurts us, the hurts we have committed against others, the worries, struggles, and burdens that weigh us down and hold us back. Placing these cares into God's hands allows God to hold our hands and embrace us in Light and Love. In return our hands become free to hold God and to reach out with the same healing clasp to others.
May your day and the week to come be energized with light, healing, and wholeness!