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On reciprocal wounds and the call to wholeness

Without all of us being whole, none of us are whole. When we are disconnected from ourselves or from other people, there is a wound. Writer Wendell Berry gives the insight that actually it is two wounds, reciprocal wounds that are the record of how the severed parts once fit together. This is true of our personal lives, of our family lives, of our community life, and of our national life.

Through Christ we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5.2

Without all of us being whole, none of us are whole.  When we are disconnected from ourselves or from other people, there is a wound.  Writer Wendell Berry gives the insight that actually it is two wounds, reciprocal wounds that are the record of how the severed parts once fit together. This is true of our personal lives, of our family lives, of our community life, and of our national life.