Healing of Suffering


Author Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

A very nice book I read this summer while in Belgium and France while traveling with students was “Kitchen Table Wisdom” by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.   I found her to be honest, insightful, practical, and down to earth with her insights.   She has learned much over years of working through her own physical pain,  as well as ministering to others in pain and those facing death. It’s worth a read. Here is a quote I’d like to share with you:

“Everyone alive has suffered.  It is the wisdom gained from our wounds and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal.  Becoming an expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else.  Expertise cures, but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people.  Only other wounded people can understand what is needed, for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.”

(From Kitchen Table Wisdom, page 217)

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