We live in a broken world; we are a broken people. The good news is that God uses broken things and broken people. The farmers break the soil to plant the grain and produce the crops; the clouds above our heads need to break to give much-needed rain. Bread is broken to give us nourishment and especially broken bread in our act of communion. Mary’s alabaster jar was of no use until it was broken.

Christ’s body was broken for us and as a broken people God can use us, as our brokenness softens our souls. God in His wisdom will break us and where necessary heal us.