Putting this Thing Back Together, Rev Kent Matthies

No matter what the results of the election – we have a broken nation. Our trust in institutions, media, and folks “on the other side”  is painfully low. In traditional Japanese culture there’s a practice and a philosophy called kintsugiKintsugi involves repairing broken pottery with a lacquer made of powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Instead of obscuring the brokenness, kintsugj first takes care of and then honors it as part of the history of the pottery. As individuals and communities, how do we acknowledge our brokenness and creatively craft the next chapters of our nation’s history?