My confirmation group were talking about this topic last night. Lots of things have to be broken before they are shared, in this context the brokenness we discussed was Jesus on the cross.
This got me thinking of all the other sharing which comes through brokenness.
The people you only really knew when they were so broken and vulnerable they were able to share with you some of their true self.
I sat for some time this morning thanking God for the privilege of sharing in the brokenness of Jesus repeatedly through the brokenness of my neighbour.