Thursday, June 15, 2017

Whenever I am weak, then I am strong

Morning: Psalm 71; Ecclesiastes 11:1-18; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
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.


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