For power is made perfect in weakness

June 22, 2019 6:00 am

“Therefore, that I might not become too elated, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, an angel of Satan, to beat me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’” (2 COR 12: 7-9)

Who likes being weak? Who likes weakness? Only God, Who became a child, Who became totally dependent on His parents, Who didn’t use His powers to conquer the world. He knows that weakness alone is our tragedy, but given to God, offered to Him, and calling for His support–with His grace “power is made perfect in weakness.” Weakness is when we think about what we can do; power is when we think about what God is doing even through our weakness.

“Jesus Christ became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak