2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Paul shares with the church at Corinth all the ways he has experienced weakness in his life – all of the ways he wished he were stronger, better, more whole. He tells them that even after having appealed to God three times, even after having had an ecstatic vision, the response he received was “my grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” How can we dare to sing, “When I am weak you make me strong?” Grace! Grace doesn’t give us power to harm others. It doesn’t make us invincible. Grace is what lets us know, for certain, that we are whole, complete, enough – even while we are weak. We can be who we are and love and share from where we live because of grace. How can faith – actual trust in this grace – change the ways we see the world and live in it?