Wednesday, October 12, 2016


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 are all broken, that's how the light gets in."

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.

Any thoughts?


  1. Never thought about this...
    You are way too deep for me today...
    10 days til the wedding...😯
    Linda :o)

    1. Deep... Yeah.
      You must be excited for the wedding.
      They usually go by in a blur, so take time to soak it in.
      Love you!

  2. I agree. A "perfect" life gives no perspective on anything.

    1. And yet that is what we all long for. *sigh*

  3. I've thought a lot about this very thing. My brokenness is definitely a gift. I know it was actually good for me and made me a better person. I am more empathetic. Even though I wouldn't ever want to relive what I went through, I guess I wouldn't change it now.