Good News for Cutters, Old and New

“UGLY.” In seven slices with a razor-blade up her arm, Lauren summarized her life. I’ve done youth work for over a decade now, and self-harm is something I struggle to ‘get’. Perhaps beyond the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives lies a spiritual key. Perhaps in the ancient practice of blood sacrifice we can make sense of contemporary cutting. If so, then release may reside in the sacrificial Sky God who also bears scars.

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