Healing is like a butterfly.
“Healing is like a butterly,” the speaker said. “It’s such a beautiful process.”
The woman across from her raised one eyebrow.
“Not for me,” she said. “Healing was like a cleanup after Hurricane Katrina.”
She explained that she had made poor choices for years. Those choices left a trail of brokenness, not only in her life, but also her children and parents. Co-workers. Friends.
When she became a believer, her faith led to healing.
Healing led her to transformation.
Transformation led to clean-up.
The speaker was right. Healing is beautiful.
Yet for this woman, when she had to face the trail of brokenness she left behind, it didn’t feel like a “butterfly.” It felt like a post-hurricane event. [Read more…]