We are all broken vessels. We hurt each other. yet we need each other so we tie ourselves to each other like mountaineers who depend on one another for our life if we slip up. One may slip a number of times being saved by the team, but that one, having suffered the humiliation of being stripped of all ego and self importance may gain the very gift of prophetic courage which ends up saving the whole team. having been stripped of everything, he possesses all. And saves all.