Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday Quote


The saying "time heals all things" is just not true. If you have an infected finger, the last thing you want to do is give it more time..Our hearts, minds, and souls are exactly like that. When someone has hurt us-or we've allowed someone to hurt us-we need to drain the wound before we're going to get any relief. If we'll open it up and clean it out and put in a little medicine, it will get better. Just like cleaning out a wound, it hurts for a little while... [but] it's worth it.
The statement, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted," is true at so many levels. We do not need to walk around with toxins inside of us, either physically or emotionally.

Dr. Henry Cloud
The Secret Things of God

2 comments:

Wendy J. Duncan said...

You are so right that "time doesn't heal," but it is important to remember that healing takes time. Most people try to rush it or belittle themselves if they think they should be further down the recovery road.
The truth is that we heal in the time that it takes. But the important thing is that we are healing!
Wendy
Author: I Can't Hear God Anymore: Life in a Dallas Cult

The Cult Next Door said...

Hi, Wendy-
So sorry it took so long to get your comment posted-
I wish I had posted the whole paragraph from the book-
In this context it doesn't give the full impact of Dr. Cloud's words.
He was answering a woman who couldn't understand why she was still feeling pain a year after a devestating experience.