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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
brokenness & beauty
I excerpted this short paragraph below from an email from one of our students, MeMe. It's a fascinating phrase that captures a lot of the mystery of Holy Week for me. Read it through several times.

"brokeness is the ultimate restoration of our fallen existence and beauty is the ultimate restoration of this existence only in so much as it is broken. true art is a builder's joy for picking up the pieces of a kicked over lego set for the purpose of delighting in the unique building capacities and capabilities of every individual piece.

Samuel Wells, Dean of the Chapel over at Duke (infamous lacrosse team) talks about the two essential movements of the Gospel being overacceptance and reincorporation. As in, "the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone."

reminds me of one of the great charles wesley (i think) hymn lyrics.

"those wounds yet visible above in beauty glorified."

posted by John David Walt | at 4/12/2006 12:12:00 AM



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