Healing to our bones


Last updated 3/17/2013 at 2:34pm

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” (Proverbs 16:24). These words of wisdom from Proverbs are exactly what we need in our Indigenous communities. Many of us have been wounded from the harsh words and actions of others in society, and also from those within our immediate families, tribes or clans.

When we experience harsh words from others, it hurts and often leads to other sins such as hatred or revenge. Following these natural instincts will only make things worse. We say things we don’t really mean. We do things we didn’t want to do, and t...

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