I heard this talk once about Nelson Mandela. It spoke of how prison was a healing experience for him and when he was released he went on to prevent the loss of thousands of lives in a civil war. I believe the sentence used was,
“Mandela’s personal healing fostered nationwide healing.”
I need to find where that came from but I have always remembered that sentence. I think because that is the hope that I have for myself. One , that I will heal. And two, that through my healing I will be able to help others heal.
But healing takes courage. Some days I am full of it and many days I find myself lacking.
One of my favorite stories of all time is the story of Esther. And maybe, just like Esther, we each have come to where we are now for such a time as this.
May courage and faith live within each of us this very day.