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Brokenness, Hope and Joy

February 17, 2016

“Brokenness is the realization that life is too much for us, not just because there is too much pain but also because we’re too selfish. Brokenness is realizing He is all we have. Hope is realizing He is all we need. Joy is realizing He is all we want. Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote: ‘Our community with one another consists solely in what Christ has done to both of us.'”

Dr. Larry Crabb, Becoming a True Spiritual Community, Page 39

Questions for Reflection:
• When you think of brokenness, are you primarily focused on the pain you feel or on the realization of how deeply you demand your own way at the expense of others?
• Does facing your sin make you try harder to live well, or do you experience it instead as revealing your own ongoing need for mercy and grace in order to be transformed?
• How does believing that Jesus is all we need offer you hope in the situations you are facing today?

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