“God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.”
Most people prefer their bowls, plates, and cups unbroken; after all, they paid good money for their wares. For obvious reasons, most people prefer their lives unbroken, as well.
But in the art form known as kintsugi, broken is definitely better.
If you had to describe your church, how would you go about it? What words would you use? Even better, how would your community describe your church? What would they say about you?
Authentic, or obligatory? Loving, or lacking? Transformative, or stagnant?
The preacher from the local Baptist church found himself in need of a lawnmower. Not wanting to invest too much money, he made the rounds at the neighborhood yard sales hoping to find a deal.
What he found was a little boy who taught him a lesson.