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Document Details :
Title: 'They Say that we are Wound with Mercy Round and Round'
Subtitle: The Mystical Ground of Compassion
Author(s): RUFFING, Janet
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 26 Date: 2016
In the context of spiritual direction, spiritual directors can more effectively promote healing and reconciliation in their directees when they themselves are able to mediate God’s compassion to them. In both the Jewish and Christian tradition, God reveals Godself as characterized by compassion. Participating in God’s compassion is transformative and healing for directees whose directors experience themselves as participating in God’s compassion and who can encourage them to welcome the grace to heal and forgive from the same place of compassion. These dynamics are illustrated by a case study.