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Beauty in the Brokenness: A Kintsugi Story
Today, we are thrilled to share a story from one of our recent Incarnate graduates! At Incarnate this year, the students were able to interact with the art of kintsugi (see our recent article "Kintsugi and a Theology of Brokenness"), and one student was deeply impacted by it. Read below as she shares her story of kintsugi and how the Lord used it to teach her about the beauty in brokenness.
Kintsugi and a Theology of Brokenness
Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Makoto and Haejin Fujimura speak. I was excited – though I did not have much personal experience with Makoto’s work, my artistic friends and co-workers spoke highly of his writing (Culture Care and Art and Faith, among others). The topic they had chosen to present on was kintsugi, the ancient Japanese practice of mending cracked or broken pottery with gold. I knew a little bit about kintsugi and was intrigued. I was unprepared, however, for the intricate theological correlations Makoto and Haejin would make, leading to my own continued musings.