Things I've Learned: We are Broken

6.07.2012

June 7, 2012
 
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.

5 comments:

Allie said...

this makes me so sad, but i whole heartedly agree. i'm sorry to here about your friend. i think our world may be broken, but i think it's us, the passionate and loving individuals, that can mend that brokenness.

Bronwyn said...

Everything about this post is heartbreaking but so true. I don't understand how people can be so cruel and horrible to each other. I try to stay positive by remembering that good people, though rare, do still exist and that the heart of one good person is worth more than a million hearts filled with evil and cruelty.

Anna said...

so sad but so true. It's painful when horrible things happen that remind us that the world isn't all rainbows and ponies. I'm sorry you had to be reminded!!

Lucy McCracken said...

oh I'm so sorry for what happenede to your friend. it truly is heart breaking. yes, this world can be ugly and hurtful. I hope your friend and you feel better soon. Hugs and prayers going out to you both...
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Kristy Lynn said...

if it's broken, we're broken. we need to nurse us - and those around us... if we want anything to change.