I hear a lot of brothers say that Jesus' body was broken for us. Yet the Bible says that, in fulfillment of scripture, no bones of his body were broken. I'm no expert on anatomy, but how can a body be broken when no bones are broken? -- Dan Beane
Good point. The scripture speaks of the communion bread representing Jesus' body as being broken, as in 1 Corinthians 10:16.
And yet the skin (the largest organ of the human body) was indeed broken multiple times. It was lacerated, abraded, and punctured.
Still, I agree that it is less misleading to speak of the broken bread, which represents his body, than of the body of Christ--whose unity is both a reality and an inspiring vision for the church today--being broken. (For more on this important theme, see Jack Reese's The Body Broken.)