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This Week with Henri Nouwen – How Time Heals

“‘Time heals,’ people often say. This is not true when it means that we will eventually forget the wounds inflicted on us and be able to live on as if nothing happened. That is not really healing; it is simply ignoring reality. But when the expression ‘time heals’ means that faithfulness in a difficult relationship can lead us to a deeper understanding of the ways we have hurt each other, then there is much truth in it. ‘Time heals’ implies not passively waiting but actively working with our pain and trusting in the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation.” – Henri Nouwen

3 Responses to This Week with Henri Nouwen – How Time Heals

  1. Adam Lehman says:

    Terrific Quote. So true. Something that I’m currently experiencing.

  2. JR Woodward says:


    Glad you liked the quote. Loved your site when I visited it. I have lots of friends in Columbus.

  3. Pingback: Does time really heal? | Jeff Lovell

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