Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack.  A scar is healing.  After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.”

China Mieville, The Scar

Thank you to all who gave their time, their thoughts, their folded hands in prayer.  My “family member” of 13 years had surgery early yesterday.  The lengthy surgery left a long and lasting scar.  Some will likely point their bony fingers, shake their shaggy heads or simply shy away.  Instead, my family member praises God today.  His leg has been saved.  The scar signifies his “wholeness.” There was a chance it wouldn’t be this way.

Now we pray to God, for healing, for the massive infection to be cured, to go away.  We pray for strength, for courage, for faith and perseverance.  It will not be easy.  Even if all goes well there is a long and winding road ahead.  Please light his path, be his guide, take his hand….

“A scar is what makes you whole.”

Sedona Mountainside and "Hidden" Chu...

Sedona Mountainside and “Hidden” Church of the Holy Cross

2 thoughts on “Scars

  1. Scars are an interesting topic. One that intrigues me, but that I greatly lack in understanding. Some are self-inflicted, largely due to things such as drug use or other bad habits or addictions, while others are brought on externally, to a previously “innocent” or unsuspecting person, be it from things like trying to battle a disease/health condition or from another person driving a motor vehicle recklessly into theirs or various other reasons… and there also are mental, emotional, spiritual scars, some from our own doing and others that in no ways are. All I gather is that it scars are a significant component of our identity. I think acceptance of them is important, regardless of their cause (as that is what it is to be truly loving), and they can be reminders of what we have gone through to be the person we are now. They do seem mysterious, and I hope to gather more insight about them in time.


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