JUST ONE MINUTE
I have heard it said that we do not choose the saints that we are attracted to, but they choose us. I have found that to be true in many fun and uncanny ways. Maybe Scripture passages work in a similar way. St. Paul's message in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 has haunted me, allured me and transformed me for decades: “but he (the Lord) said to me (St. Paul), ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ ... for when I am weak, then I am strong.” This is so contrary to our experience in the world of athletics and business. But it rings true to our experience of human experience, family experience. Notice the magnetic attraction of a baby or how the need of an elderly person draws out the best in us. We can see how the weakness of others draws out strength in us. The power of this Scripture is to notice how our own weakness draws down the power of God, draws up the life of God from within.
Reflection: What is a Scripture passage that is meaningful to you? Spend some time with it today.
— Deacon Danny Hartnedy