Kintsugi “… means ‘golden joinery’ in Japanese, and it refers to the art of fixing broken ceramics with a lacquer resin made to look like solid gold,”

For your consideration…..

This is such a powerful symbol for us today. Throughout our lives we all have times and experiences that make us feel broken. They are part of our life lessons. Today’s message is about how we “fix” or “repair” those experiences to make ourselves feel whole again.

We are reminded that those ups and downs, those trials and tribulations, do not leave us less than who we are. They make us more. In kintsugi, the repair adds to the character and beauty of the piece. So too with us. How we choose to be after trying times is up to us. Our attitude determines if our repairs make us more beautiful or scarred. If we feel stronger, we are stronger. If we feel flawed, we act flawed. If we feel blessed, we are blessed. If we feel ashamed, we wear a veil. If we act beautiful, we are beautiful.

We are asked to remember that those broken lines are not scars. They are beautiful lines of character building that we have earned.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Be proud of those character repairs.

What made me smile yesterday….

-Easy fixes.

-Ug….bill paying…done.

-Catching up with Jody.

-Alex, Rachel and Meagan’s Facebook pictures at the Monday Night Football game in Seattle.

-It was a beautiful fall day. After the doom and gloom weekend, it felt great.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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