Many years ago, we stumbled upon the metaphor of kintsugi – the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold dust. We saw in the idea of kintsugi Paul’s vision in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Through our transformation, God doesn’t hide our imperfections or brokenness, but uses them to reveal God’s love and God’s light and help us become fully alive.
Pauline developed “Wholeheartedly” after that, and that began our journey as a community to explore ways towards healing and restoration. This process is an ongoing one, and this Sunday, i will revisit kintsugi in the sermon “Mending.”
See you in church!