Growing Stronger at Broken Places [4 thoughts]

Thought #1: Years ago when I was watching a football game, I heard the announcers comment on an injured player that a fracture is better than a dislocation; it heals faster.

Thought #2: In his book, The Broken Among Us Teach Us, Bryan Stevenson writes that "it’s really the broken among us that know something about what it means to be human... something about grace... It’s the broken among us that can teach us some things. And knowing that you don’t have to be perfect and complete gives you a way of dealing with what looks impossible."

Thought #3: Aldous Huxley wrote: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

Final thought: As our nation continues to heal from COVID, Political Rancor, Racism, Blaming, Economic Stress and many other maladies, may we--in the midst of all the brokenness--celebrate and respect our differences while honoring our strength as one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

N.B.: The title for this blog post comes from a book by the same name.


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