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Eucharist: Broken - Bringing Our Brokenness

But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion and not sacrifice’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”  Matthew 9.12-13

Despite what some think - no one comes to the Eucharist believing ourselves perfect. We don’t come to Church thinking we are better than anyone else. In fact, if anything Christians should have a healthy dose of self-awareness, and sense of our own need of healing and strength. We come with a sense of our own brokenness - and as we remember Jesus Christ’s body in the bread broken and shared, we bring our own brokenness to God and seek grace, wholeness and love.

“The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance-ways holding off at arm’s-length the stranger, but rather a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where all the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.” ~ James H. Aughey 

 

A slightly different musical reflection today:

 

Broken, Seether with Amy Lee

 

Seether feat. Amy Lee - Broken ft. Amy Lee

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