There is never a perfect time for healing nor is there ever a healer who is perfect. It is an ancient observation that, sometimes the best healer is the wounded one. We must be prepared to heal others even while we ourselves may hurting. This requires careful attention and self care; We must know ourselves as we seek to help others.
Aaron Norris is the Ministerial Resident at First Universalist Church of Denver, a graduate of Iliff School of Theology, and a resident of Boulder.