So tonight, I'm sticking with the dictionary definition of brokenness being "weakened in strength, spirit." (dictionary.com).
And I can't get around Paul's conversation with Jesus . . .
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV
"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
If this is a safe synonym,
than maybe it's okay to say that we can boast in our brokenness. Brokenness is something to be grateful for.
than maybe we can say that it's okay to be broken. To live in our brokenness.
than maybe brokenness is key to strength . . .
is the intersection where Christ's power comes and meets us, completing our brokenness . . . wholeness.