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The story, “The Blessing of the Cracked Pot” (Kevin Kling, The Dog Says How, Borealis Books) provides a poignant lesson. A man took two pots to fetch water. One had a crack, which widened with use. The cracked pot felt useless and asked the man to replace it. But the man assured the pot it was not useless; the water that leaked watered the flowers and made the walk beautiful.

We are all broken, and we bring our wounds to anyone we encounter. But this is not a cause for despair; rather it is an invitation to encounter grace. And when we encounter grace, we become a blessing to whomever we encounter.  For God is using our brokenness to bring healing to each other and to the world.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (1 Corinthians 12:9). That is the energy and power we can bring to people who seek healing.