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Sunday, March 3, 2013

In Our Brokenness

On each Sabbath day (Sunday for me), Mormons partake of broken bread in remembrance of the broken body of Christ. Psalms 51:17 states: "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." I don't really know what a "broken heart" is (I don't think it's talking about the broken hearts we have after a romantic relationship goes bust). But I know that God loves us when we feel broken or downhearted, and comforts us in those awful moments. Today's awesome womanly quote is from Chieko Okazaki and one of my favorite gospel books: "Lighten Up!"

"Perfect people don't need a Savior. He came to save his people in their imperfections. He is the Lord of the living, and the living make mistakes. He's not embarrassed by us, angry at us, or shocked. He wants us in our brokenness, in our unhappiness, in our guilt and our grief."
- Chieko N. Okazaki, Relief Society Presidency, "Lighten Up." 1993, p. 174

Be imperfect today, and realize that God is there for you, even when you are imperfect and broken.

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