The Week’s Prompt: Scars

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen

With the triumphal entry to Jerusalem, it’s tempting to want to jump over the messy middle part of this week and get to Easter. We’re not alone. Even those who had been with Jesus and heard him drop bread crumbs (and directly say) where he was headed couldn’t imagine the horrors to come. The betrayal, the injustice, the humiliation, and let’s not underplay or romanticize the pain.

We love because he first loved us. We are people of incarnation. We believe in it, we live it, we hurt because of it. We are also wounded because a scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.

In light of the hope we have in Jesus the theme this week is scars. What scars have you brought to the field? What scars do you now bear because of your cross-cultural work? What wound are just not healing?

Join us in the conversations happening throughout the week.  Write your own posts about the prompt “Scars” and bring it to link up at The Grove, beginning Thursday 6pm EST.  See you there!

 

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