This week I was struck with a terrible reminder that our world is broken. It left me pained to the point that I cannot explain, and I wasn't even directly affected. A woman I know was left battered and broken by heartless, evil people. A woman's worst nightmare, and it became a reality. My heart is breaking for what she went through and what lies ahead of her. My heart breaks because people convince themselves it is okay to use other people. My heart breaks because this world is broken.
Sometimes I feel like I've become so removed from the pain and suffering that exists in this world. Granted I have lost my share of people that I love. But I've become jaded. Until life shatters that gilded view, and it comes crashing down. Then I'm reminded we live in a broken world.