This is a good torch on the shadowy place of hurt and suffering and how that shapes and forms us. A good question to ask your tribe is “Can you spiritually mature in the absence of suffering?” I did that at one of our parties and the ensuing argument said it all. Henri Nowen’s book “The Wounded Healer” is a must read for every follower of Jesus. We minister from our brokeness and there are times when the Living God leaves a splinter in us to have a physical reminder of what we have been saved from and the many who quietly suffer. I’d rather walk with a limp in the steps of the Master than in full stride but in the wrong direction.
Thanks for the song. I’m humming it right now.