Do broken people break other people? Or do we live in a broken world in which our lives are tool to lift one another from the pain we are in? What is the point of pointing to our faults without using those faults as a springboard for helping others?
It’s hard to imagine a problem that hasn’t been solved by a person that saw a problem first. At times that problem is malnourishment, Polio, or the inability to travel across the country safely.
While none but Jesus are without failure, why do we see problems as problems only in this idea broken break people. Than what does society do with hurt people? Simple truth is that I’m broken, your broken, and the person whom sitting next, yes, they too are broken.
The only difference is the lengths people will go to in order to hide their individual pain and or perversion, or what ever people tell you why your identity isn’t good enough.
Isn’t it better to see the validity to understand the norm that our biggest weakness becomes our biggest strength? Does a broken bone not heal stronger than its original counterpart? It does.
There are exceptions to the rule such as the obvious slippery slope of jealousy into a place of possible destruction when it goes unchecked.
Then why would we devalue the truth of what brokenness actually offers? When we step into the work of reading, listening and working out an issue that gives us the power to teach in a peer relationship we step into a biblical place where we actually live out the call that Jesus placed upon us when He called us to love one another as He loves us.
You see, people are meant to relate to one another in order for the sake of the world, we don’t seek the world by relating, that’s when dangerous power trips lead to the down fall of men and women.
If you seek the power to heal, for your own gain only, you will fail, you will in fact, break others and then yourself.
It is in the power of speaking truth in a give and take relationship that is helpful, but it pales in comparison to just listening. While we are understanding each other, like petals on a rose we open and learn more about our selves than we thought possible. The nature of understanding has been, and is the basis of all teaching, tangible and supernatural alike.
In Eastern religions it is likened to water that goes every where without fear. In the West humility and the ability to wash another’s feet like that of Jesus for the disciples that shows we must not be afraid to go anywhere and give of best, or our best attempt.
As we reach for the totem of our next conquest, may we always realize that the things we always want the most, are hindering us from learning about ourselves if we do not pay our dues, by learning the weaknesses that we have. While it’s important to always strive and thrive, it’s better to embrace the truth of who you are, before telling others what you are.
Understand your strengths and weaknesses, but don’t use your strengths, to legitimize your weaknesses. Instead, in humility ask for help, meditate and pray until you are in a place to pass the knowledge and wisdom to a friend or acquaintance in order to value your initial brokenness, because there is value in being broken.