a blessing for keeping your heart soft when everything is broken - Kate Bowler

David Brooks & Kate Bowler: Never, Ever Enough

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a blessing for keeping your heart soft when everything is broken

a blessing for keeping your heart soft when everything is broken

Blessed are you who see it all now. The terrible, beautiful truth that our world, our lives seem irreparably broken. And you can’t unsee it. The hungry kid. The exhausted mom. The woman who wonders if any of this is worth it. The loneliness and despair.

Blessed are you who glimpse reality and don’t turn away. This kind of seeing comes at a steep cost, and it is a cost you may not have paid intentionally, but here you are. Seeing things clearly. Blessed are you who have worked hard to keep your heart soft. You who live with courage, fixing what is in your reach, praying about what is not, and loving, still.

May you experience deeper capacity and glimpses of hope, as you continue to see the world as it is. Terrible. Beautiful. Fragile. 

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Jolie
Jolie
6 days ago

This is my life. I love this writing. It helps me to be real, vulnerable and encouraged. Thank you for this. An inspiration in words from a life who is walking it out. Blessings

David
David
6 days ago

It hurts to think of the hope of January 2021 and recognize how much more broken everything seems only a year later.

Vera
Vera
6 days ago

I absolutely love this poignant blessing. I am buying the book for myself and a friend whose struggles are so very difficult right now. She is not alone. She needs to know that.

Tracey Rodrigues
Tracey Rodrigues
6 days ago

Feeling Broken is how I feel each day since my husband died 4 months ago. However I look forward to each new day and wait eagerly to feel my feels and compare how much better I am feeling compared to the day before !!

Dennis M
Dennis M
6 days ago

Thanks…interestingly, my Serenity & “Sobriety , are “ DEPENDENT on my Acceptance….so much is Let go,and let GOD… ( some days : GOOD ORDERLY DIRECTIONS “!!!

Lynne Maynor
Lynne Maynor
6 days ago

Thank you for your beautiful words that speak directly to my heart and soul. My heart, soul and body know this place “no longer and not yet.” It is hard to honor this space with an open heart. Needed this blessing!

Gael
Gael
6 days ago

Thank you for the blessings. Nobody else blesses people these days, outside of the benediction at the end of the church service. This is sorely needed in our sorrowful world.

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