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Kintsugi and Christ

There’s a Japanese technique that means “mend with gold.”

Here’s an example from a shop that offers a wide selection:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/266433009/super-red-kiss-kintsukuroi-kintsugi-vase?ref=listing-shop-header-3

A chance phrase from someone explaining salvation as a side to another point— Suffice it to say that God was not content with leaving us in our brokenness– brought the image of Him mending us.

With gold, of course.

Lovely symbols really are everywhere around us.

Have a great day, folks.

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Foxfier

Former sailor, trained calibration tech, current mother, current geek; has a former sailor current geek computer tech husband, five kids and two spoiled barn cats. Has been "Foxfier" since before Mozilla existed, let alone renamed their browser "Firefox." It's a purposeful misspelling of the photo-luminescent effect-- for something that might look scary but is harmless. That's it.

3 Comments

  1. 1 Corinthian 3:12-15
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    12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

  2. 2nd Corinthians 4:7 ; “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.”

    Broken and fragile, yet good enough for His word to be shared… but first mended and born a new to carry the treasure to the thirsty, lost and forsaken.

  3. Thanks Foxfire. Good Lenten message.

    “Our bonds are re-enforced through mending. We are stronger and more beautiful for being broken.”

    We might think of going to confession as mending with gold, the gold being God’s grace and mending being our repentance.

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