“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. –2 Corinthians 12:8-10, NRSV
Here’s the unwelcome truth. The God of immeasurable love and mercy and acceptance is most often made real to us in our weakness and in our flaws and in the displeasure with our unpleasant self. In our imperfection, says Richard Rohr, “the cross of failure becomes the catapult toward transformation.”
I’m not sure this reflection will do much to cause you or me to walk into the risk of that which is ultimately the Good News, the Gospel, but that’s what we’re offered. –David Brock, Driven Into Lent
- When has the God of immeasurable love, mercy, and acceptance been made real amid your weakness and flaws?
- What would it mean in your life to accept your imperfections? How is the “cross of failure” inviting deeper transformation within you this season?
- Prayerfully dwell with 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. What is God’s invitation to you in this text today?