February 26 & 27 – See and Heal

This post is part of my finding a photo to illustrate a word each day during Lent. I find myself doubling up again. The words for yesterday and today are “see” and “heal”.

IMG_3014The thing about injuries is that they are often not visible. My photo for today is of my left shin, which is a bit sore. You cannot see this soreness. You cannot even see it by watching me walk. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t there… that healing isn’t necessary.

This is an important reminder because we cannot see the struggles that are faced by others. We sometimes see the symptoms, but not always. Tragically we sometimes identify the symptom as a negative character trait rather than a hurt that needs healing. With this reminder I’m hoping I can be more patient with those I encounter. Maybe you can too!

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