When I first read about Kintsugi, I was blown away, overwhelmed, and filled with joy about the work of restoration God does in our lives. I had never heard of Kintsugi until I read Mary Elizabeth Podles’ article on the Kintsugi bowl in the September/October 2021 edition of Touchstone Magazine (which, by the way, I highly recommend). I ripped the article out of the magazine knowing that it would serve me as a great reminder of the repair work God has done and is doing in my own life. It’s something I want to share with my children and their children. It’s also something you should be sharing with your own children along with the kids in your youth group. What a beautiful metaphor!
Today, I want to share this beautiful metaphor for God’s amazing grace in two ways. First, we are featuring Kintsugi on today’s 1-minute Youth Culture Today podcast, embedded below.
Second, I want to share Podles’ article with you because, as she writes, “for Christians, the concept of Kintsugi can express profound truths.” You can read the full article here.