What is it going to look like for the church to come back together when this is all over? Can it?
Enjoyed the article, as one who has wielded a silver nitrate stick. To continue the wound healing analogy, we also see after injury and healing the production of hypertrophic scar- commonly called keloid formation. In contrast to proud flesh, it is hard and disfiguring, and difficult to do away with, as it tends to recur with excision and may require a more measured approach than destruction. So too in our societal wounds, those who have become hard and disfigured my require a gentler approach with love and time, and ultimately may require a measure of acceptance and grace, as scarring is likely to remain.
Glad someone understood this analogy better than me.