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Breaking Down Walls (As Featured in The Cry)

My Lenten theme this year is Breaking Down Walls. I was not just thinking of the controversy about the wall on the U.S/Mexican border when I chose this topic. All of us have walls in our lives, products of our own brokenness and often too, of our responses to the brokenness of others. These walls […]

The Cross and Self-Denial

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need […]

Embracing our Brokenness (As Featured in The Cry)

In his book, From Brokenness to Community, Jean Vanier shares about his experience of being in community with disabled adults and describes his community L’Arche as a place of healing and transformation. Being in community with those who are broken, according to Vanier, reveals to us our own brokenness, yet brings us hope because in […]

The Celebration of Brokenness (as featured in The Cry)

I stepped off the plane in India after the longest flight of my life, not knowing that the “uncomfortable” flight was the tip of the iceberg of taking me out of my comfort zone. The heat. The sweat. All the people. The poverty. It was easy to see the brokenness and vulnerability. What caught me […]

From the Executive Director — Brokenness (as Featured in The Cry)

As this issue of The Cry focusing on our Lifestyle Celebration of brokenness publishes, the season of Lent (March 6- April 18) is upon us. Lent is a time within the Church year that we recognize that the journey of faith entails navigating our own brokenness and the brokenness of our surrounding world.  Lent lasts […]

From the Editor — Brokenness (as Featured in The Cry)

Brokenness is an inescapable part of the human experience. It is often easier to ignore it, the brokenness that exists out in the world and that which exists within. This sense of being hurt, bruised, torn beyond repair is powerful enough to take us into despair, as the apostle wrote, “For we were so utterly […]

“Mother and Son” – Portraits by WMF Artist Ambassador Karisa Keasey (as Featured in The Cry)

“Mother and Son (Working Title)” is part of a series of portraits whose subjects are refugees from Eritrea. Our WMF Artist Ambassador Karisa Keasey will soon publish this and other works in an upcoming book. Jesus submitted to his Father as God incarnate to experience life just like us. He also submitted to his very […]

God Always Makes Room

We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need around the world. by Clint […]

Submitting to Transformation (as Featured in The Cry)

Nearly 15 years ago, WMF Bolivia began renting a building in the red-light district of El Alto. It was our dream to offer hospitality to women caught in the sex trade. Our relationships in the brothels had reached a plateau, mostly because of the environment and the quantity of men on the streets. Soon a […]

Discovering Grace in Ordinariness

We had included this reflection in a monthly newsletter to our staff but wanted to make it available to friends of Word Made Flesh as well. Thank you for partnering with WMF and being a part of God’s work to bring healing, hope, and peace to our neighbors in need all around the world. by […]