Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Broken for You

Broken for you. These are the words that I awoke with this morning. Many images running through my head. Christ. Mosaic tiles. My own aching bones (from too much gardening.) Shattered families. Cracks and light. Hearts breaking open so that others may fall in. How will we approach the cracks and find the light?

The images then turning to two butterflies dancing in yesterday’s sunlight. White, perfect butterflies greeted me throughout the day. Actually they seemed quite oblivious of me yet they put on quite the show. Sometimes solo, sometimes in a pair, happy and gleeful, floating in the sunlight.

Broken. Broken wings. Broken soil. Broken ground. Broken body. Broken for you. Christ’s body broken for me. Communion. Christ’s beautiful, amazing sacrifice. Broken for me. The communion cup. The bread of life. How will we feed each other? Broken for you.

How are we broken again and again on behalf of each other? How can our own brokenness heal one another? Broken for you. The words ring in my head. Mother Teresa. Gabrielle. Jennifer. People I have never met. Broken for me. How will we fight on behalf of each other? One person at a time. One life at a time. With these thoughts, I begin my day.

4 comments:

Hope said...

What a beautiful post.
When I read the book Broken For You I was going through a really rough stretch - searching for healing and feeling oh, so broken. The line that has stuck with me from the book is "You're worth more broken." It was so hard to even contemplate that could be true.

Tess said...

A challenging but beautiful way to begin the day. We hold each other up.

Sunrise Sister said...

Thank you. SS

aka lucy said...

thank you all for stopping by and I do highly recommend the book "broken for you".

great quote, hope!