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.