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Make Me Broken, So I Can Be Healed

Our parish recently celebrated the groundbreaking for our new church building. The semi-casual event included parishioners of all ages gathered in lawn chairs on the edge of the parking lot, squinting at the shovels stuck in the mound of dirt while waiting for the brilliant sun to sink behind the trees. No Mass is what was advertised, but a comfortable (brief) Liturgy of the Word celebrated with three priests, a deacon, and our Archbishop Emeritus provided ample ceremony. As we waited, I was struck by the words:            Ground breaking            Breaking ground And I considered.....All things new must come from a breaking – The breaking that defines our parish is to open suddenly because of pressure from inside. Pressure from inside. Our parish is experiencing expansive growth. With this groundbreaking you could say we are bursting at the seams of the old building; we are breaking out which means we must break ground. At the same time, groundbreaking means