I am wounded. Nouwen helped me understand my woundedness, and how it informs my ministry as a clergyperson in the United Methodist Church. His chapter on people living under the threat of cold war nuclear holocaust brought me to the edge of tears. I remember my friends and me playing war games on the playground, and growing up next to Tinker Airforce Base in Oklahoma City. We did surprise nuclear attack and tornado drills - oddly similar in execution. We were scared to death! Nouwen empowered me to be both a wounded "nuclear man" and a pastor. An important work for me.