The layers of pride which have accumulated for a lifetime are more than difficult to peel back.  We have added a layer of arrogance to a layer of self -sufficiency trying to cover a core of shame, pretense and emptiness.  It has not worked.  Yet the fortress is there!  Who will tear it down?  Who will come to break in; break it down so we can break out?  Who will heal the hurt?  There is One who heals!  One who can set the prisoner free!

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?” Jeremiah 8:22 (NIV)