More Beautiful for Being Broken – Mending Trauma

A few years ago I saw a bowl repaired with veins of gold in the Kintsukuroi art form of Kintsugi. It prompted me to post, “More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi“.

Recently I came upon the Japanese artist Makoto Fujimura explaining the art of Kintsugi in “Mending Trauma, Theology of Making.”

Peter Scazzero writes:

The Japanese art of kintsugi calls for seeing beauty in the flawed, the damaged, the imperfect. The broken fault lines are lined with costly gold, making it stronger and more valuable. God does this with us. We each have cracked, shattered places, yet he carefully puts us back together in ways more spectacular and beautiful than before.

Our weaknesses & vulnerabilities are our great gift to the world.

Why not let this soft, short description continue the mending of our soul? Let God show us how our weaknesses and vulnerabilities are our great gift to the world.

Why not reflect on the ways the Creative One mends us in such a way as to touch the tender broken pieces and make them more honoured than when they were before.

This is our moment to talk with God about how He weaves, mends, or otherwise works all things for good according to His good and redemptive pleasure.

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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