I'm not sure if we're already "broken" when we come into this world. I know we're flawed and sinful, but brokenness, I think, comes along the way. I've heard it said unless one experiences pain, it is literally impossible to empathize with those who are hurting. In many respects, our brokenness is a gift.
We must be broken in some aspect in order for the Light to shine through to the emptiness that so often exists on our inside. How would we know we were empty unless the Light shined in to show us? And what good is a dark and empty room?
"Light only shines through broken vessels."
Sometimes the Light shines through to the inside, showing a need, and sometimes it shines from the inside, through the cracks, lighting up not only the inside of the individual carrying the flame, but the entire room as well... In either case brokenness is essential.
First United Methodist Church.
15 hours ago