“…and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. a scar means, I survived.” Little Bee by Chris Cleave
“Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him,
‘We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ‘Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.’
And after eight days, His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, ‘Peace to you!’ Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hand; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’
And Thomas said, ‘My Lord and my God!’ ” John 20:24-28
Beautiful, beautiful, scars!