Believe it or not, I listen to Christian radio when I’m driving. Yup. It’s called K.L.O.V. The station’s jingle is “Positive. Encouraging. KLOV.” And I find it to be so. I guess you’d call the music current pop and kind of country. Most of the songs sound like Adele or Jason Mraz, and there are lots of love songs, but in lyrics like, “He loves you more than you can know” or “My love for you is endless” they’re singing about a spiritual connection not two people. And yes, sometimes it’s a Christian-based, “He” or Jesus, but as we know, “names can never harm you.” and I don’t let it get in the way of the message. So, I listen with an open mind and an open heart, and it’s much better than hearing John Legend singing “All of Me”: with this line: “I hope that thang so good, make me think of drinking your bath water.”
So yesterday, a song came on by a band called Casting Crowns; the Christian version of Counting Crows, I suppose. But these words, not to mention the really nice music, really hit me. It said:
Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us.
The only way we’ll last forever is broken together.
Anyway, it reminded me that we all go through times of feeling broken: physically, mentally, spiritually. And we all have disappointments, and wishes that go unanswered. Knowing that that’s part of the human condition – and sharing that brokenness is what makes us more complete feels really right for me. Especially coming through these last 10 months with my healing purely a result of the love and support I’ve received. Makes me think that sometimes the sum of the parts is, in fact, greater than the whole.