As I sit and have my cup of coffee with Jesus, I was thinking about all the responses yesterday about BROKENNESS. A few friends came by and we shared our own brokenness. One shared about a disconnect from a child, one shared about the fear they are experiencing with the chaos in the world, and I talked about the despair that happens when your life gets turned upside down.
The beauty of our discussion was that we could all be vulnerable. We realize that each of our pain differs in some ways; it is really just pain.
We talked about the HEALING needed in our lives. Henri Nouwen says, “The first step to healing is not a step away from the pain, but a step toward it.” I like this quote, but it is easier said than done. He challenges us to think of one kind of brokenness in our life that we have avoided rather than befriended.
Today, with the help of Jesus, I’m going to strive to embrace the brokenness, the pain, the abandonment, and TRUST in HIS healing GRACE. Brokenness does not make us victims unless we allow it. One of my favorite actions in the Mass is when the priest takes the Eucharist and breaks it. It reminds me of our oneness with JESUS and HIS brokenness. Today is going to be a great day because I am not alone in my brokenness! I have Our Lord and so do you! Have a beautiful day!