We hold this treasure in earthen vessels

July 25, 2018 6:00 am

“We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.” (2 COR 4: 7-10)

This is about our weakness and God’s power; these are not in opposition, mutually exclusive, but a meeting point: “we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.” Our limits and our weaknesses are not to humiliate us but to expose God’s surpassing power of love.

“I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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