I have mulled this saying over for a while, not comprehending it:
The wound is the place where the Light enters you
For surely the very nature of the wound means you want to keep it closed, you want it in the dark, wrapped up. How can you want to let the light into it?
Then yesterday I was doing some very severe pruning in the garden and as I chopped down trees and bushes I realised that actually the amount of light now coming into the garden was remarkable. What may have seemed like wounding, damaging the bushes, was infact for their benefit, the light would get in they would grow stronger, the ones at the front now would have a chance to grow and blossom.
So instead of shunning away from light and hiding our wounds in the dark, if we open them to God and allow His light to shine into them, then we may find that actually the act of wounding was an act of love.
The pain and sorrow in our hearts may be the means of God reaching us, so instead of keeping the pain in, instead of holding tight onto our sorrow, maybe we need to release it and allow the light to come in and heal.
The wound is the place where the Light gets in