WHEN JESUS was resurrected from the dead, he bore the wounds of the crucifixion: holes in his hands and feet and a gaping wound in his side. Thomas put his fingers in that pain-filled place and knew it was his Teacher. Our wounds, our scars, and our marks hold a place in how we are known. They tell our story. They hold our history.
This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice
From page 41 of This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice by Lauren Burdette. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What scars and wounds do you bear, and what do they tell others about who you are? Share your thoughts.
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.”
—John 20:27, NRSV
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