Evening: Psalm 74; Luke 19:28-40
After describing his weaknesses, Paul makes his famous declaration, “whenever I am weak, then I am strong.” This is as counter-cultural now as it was then. Paul knew that the people had expected their Messiah to be a warrior, perhaps a military leader. Instead, God’s power showed itself, in Jesus, through a humble human life. Those who practice and preach non-violence – like Gandhi and King – show that raw power is ultimately no match for human vulnerability and authenticity. They realize that you have to decide … whether to pretend you are strong or whether, being weak, to trust Love’s power.