Being aware of the brokenness that is all around us, and not only around us but in ourselves also, brings us to a place of humility and surrender to God.
To try to protect ourselves from brokenness by isolating ourselves with others who think exactly like us so we can be “comfortable” is to do nothing but enter into more brokenness.
My eyes have been opened a lot lately to the level of brokenness that surrounds me and how passive I have been about it. It’s easy to shield ourselves from it and to live life like everything is awesome, completely oblivious to reality. When we do that we don’t even realize how broken we ourselves are.
Understanding how broken we are and how broken this world is, helps us understand that we are powerless and the Gospel is POWERFUL!