Five Minute Friday – Broken

5minutefridayI again am taking a day off from the Photo-A-Day challenge to write my Five Minute Friday posting.  I will be back to the photos tomorrow.

Today’s word for Five Minute Friday is Broken.

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now GO …

The first thing that comes to mind with this word for me is something the pastor says in Holy Communion.  “This is my body, broken for you.  Take and eat.” Wow, what a gift to receive the Lord’s body and blood.

Communion was always a special time at church for me growing up.  We’d have it twice a month so it felt like a special occasion.  My church uses wine and wafers.

Also, I think of the time that I fell and broke my arm.  Thankfully it was only a hairline fracture.  I didn’t even need a cast for it.  That was cool.

Another time I was run over with a friend of mine.  We were in a parking lot after church.  Three of us were talking when a car went out of control.  Two of us ended up under the car and the other friend was bumped and flew through the air.

Amazingly none of us ended up with broken bones, just scrapes and bruises.  Isn’t that amazing?  Our guardian angels were working overtime that day.  The only person who did break something was a man watching the entire accident — he fell and broke his hip.

Isn’t life odd?  Sometimes you are hurt but not broken.  Other times you feel broken and need time to put the pieces back together again.  Thankfully there is prayer, our faith, and our friends and family to help us through these awful times.

I wonder if we can find the support and comfort that we need when we are broken.  I hope and pray that we can.

Now STOP!  Times up.

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To read more about being run over (on April 1st no less), please see my post My Miracle No Foolin’: