Is “Kintsugi” a valid Christian belief?


Clarify Share Report Asked January 17 2021 Img 0360 Terry Gillard

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Mini Chris Dibbern
The word "kintsugi" refers to Japanese pottery that has been broken and is put back together with something more valuable than the materials comprising the original pot (often gold, platinum, or silver). That sounds pretty "Christian" in that we are broken pots (2 Cor 4:7), and that the valuable something gluing us back together could be thought of as a someone: Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.

Not having heard of "kintsugi" before, I googled it to see how other Christians use it. It seems like, in their usage, it is a harmless metaphor. It's always advisable to stay alert, though, whenever nice-sounding labels are tossed around and used to sell "packages" of ideas to us. Not all packages are created equal (1 Thes 5:21). :-)

When in doubt, pray for discernment. He will never fault you for asking (James 1:5).

January 18 2021 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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