Brokenness is the Whole Souul Living Theme for February, but not so that we might wallow morose or despairing.  Brokenness, whether occasional or systemic is simply an essential and unavoidable part of human life.   It often marks turning points in our life journeys; the endings of chapters, the beginnings of new ones, the places where growth takes place.

This month, in our individual and especially our communal discussions, reflect on…:

     -Is there a hidden beauty in brokenness.  Can you see it? Feel it? Grasp it?

     -Consider the quote; “An unbroken person cannot be trusted.” (Gary Rosberg)

     -What is being communicated?  Is it true?

     -Tell a story of when brokenness was a prerequisite to new life, new growth.

     -Someone wise once said that, “Pain and sorrow are simply the price we pay for a life that includes love.”  Is this a bargain?

     -Someone else once said that we come to know God only through tears.  What is your experience?

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