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What is healing?

When we talk about healing, what is it that we actually mean?  According to the Oxford dictionary it means “to become sound or healthy again,” to “alleviate a person’s distress or anguish,” or “to correct, or put right.”  Each definition implies that something has been lost that must be found again, or “put right.”  When we think of the word healing, often images of wounds or illness come to the forefront of mind.  Why is it that we have taken this beautifully complex word and reduced it to its lowest form….that of loss, injury, or brokenness?

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