Restoration is our calling. In the tension of potential defeat, we move to do what can only be done because of love. Sometimes that restoration requires leaving pieces of what's broken behind for something new. With grace.
Christianity is really all about mending. That is what redemption means: mending something which is broken. Every Christian is called to share with God in mending that which is broken: mending our relationship with God, with one another, and mending the torn canvas of God’s broken world.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram