If it's painful, then maybe that's an indication that He wants to meet you in your brokenness
I have heard time and again that every adoption begins with brokenness
. This is true.
With them, the couple wishes for everyone to see an important lesson - "to recognise that we all carry an element of brokenness
in our lives," because "appreciating our own brokenness
helps enormously to reduce our tendency to be judgemental of others which is such a block for evangelisation."
But today I wonder if it might be helpful to think of sin as brokenness
. People are broken.
Look at the sinkholes, the sloped brokenness
, a twinned
Some of the counterfeit words of promise offered in the name of Jesus Christ include such declarations as: "If you are a Christian, you will be materially rich." "If you truly believe in Jesus Christ you will be spared brokenness
, suffering, doubt, and uncertainty." "God will bless you personally if you vote for this candidate of a political party." "It is because you have a strong faith that God has blessed you." "God's mercy is limited and scarce, so you had better ensure you do what you can to qualify to receive it."
While the pace is quick, the interviews delve into subjects that captivated Nouwen, such as vocation, brokenness
, reconciliation, relationship, and belonging.
The final essay, by Christopher Newell, highlights the ultimate paradox of disability as also the paradox of the cross, which valorizes brokenness
I believe these three words have a much wider resonance as we look at our society and try to understand the brokenness
and dysfunction that were revealed by the rioting and looting on our streets.
I argue that Chambers's witness stands because he experienced the brokenness
of his ideological revolt against creation.
"Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, with brokenness
, with all the worst that we can imagine.
So, the researchers proposed that this experience be called 'brokenness
' [also see Jennings (1977) and McMinn (1996)].