There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.
If there’s a crack in a dish, we throw it away. If there is a crack in a wall, we patch it. If there is a crack in the window, we replace it. If there is a crack in the ice, we don’t walk on it.
If there is a crack in our hearts…..we have lived, we have been hurt, we have loved, we have risked, we are human, we are real.
Cracks in ‘things’ are flaws, merchandise that is cracked doesn’t interest us. We want perfection. If something is cracked, it may be used or old. It may be weak. We want new and shiny. We want undamaged goods.
It isn’t like that with us. When we ‘patch’ our cracks, we add more layers, we hide the flaws, we hide our true selves. My ‘cracks’ show that I have lived and have been battered a bit by life’s ups and downs. My cracks are my own and yet they unite me with others who are also cracked.
Don’t be so quick to fix those cracks because it is through those ‘cracks’ that the light gets in….and…it is through those very same ‘cracks’ that the light from within shines forth to all the world.