Use Our Weakness To
St. Paul wants to be powerful, but God uses his weakness to greater advantage. God uses our weakness too, in the same way!
In today's reading from the letter to the Corinthians we hear St. Paul say, "I will rather boast more gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me… When I am weak, then I am strong." Some might mistake this apparently contradictory statement to mean that in weakness is strength - that weakness is strength. St. Paul, however, was not coming up with his own version of a Beatitude - "those who are weak will be strong"! Rather he was pointing out that despite his human weaknesses and what he has suffered, that the Lord's power was still working in him as an apostle of Jesus Christ.
In the Responsorial Psalm we acclaim: Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy. We need to always look to God, and not to the world, for the help and strength we need. As are eyes are fixed on the Lord, we then can pray that we may understand His word more fully in our lives. With a tender look of faith and devotion, of confidence and love----we serve others well. St. Paul wants to be powerful, but God uses his weakness to greater advantage. God uses our weakness too, in the same way!
Ask yourself, today, how does God works through you even with your limitations?