“And if you said to Paul, ‘Your bio is not that impressive. Your life is broken,’ Paul would say, ‘You’re absolutely right.’
Perhaps he’d even wink and add, ‘It’s broken more than you can imagine.’
But inside there’s a treasure!
My guess is that some who are reading are feeling like their spiritual resume has been rejected–because of divorce, depression, loss, mistakes, or inabilities…Weak is the new strong. It’s the ‘secret’ the message that fits our cruciform gospel. As we follow the one who was crucified in weakness, we experience the deep mystery that Paul had discovered: ‘When I am weak, then I am strong.’
Despite her handicaps and challenges–despite the fact that the world would look at her exterior and see a broken vessel, an inferior resume–Megan knew what was truly important…God had used this broken jar of clay to create a beautiful person, one who would show so manly people the love of God through the glory of the imperfect. Megan needed no other resume than that, and neither did Paul. It was one of Megan’s greatest gifts that she could know so completely and intuitively what it takes most of us a lifetime to grasp.”
Pride and arrogance are not the path that leads to life but that humility, gentleness, and love are qualities that show an understanding of and appreciation for Jesus Christ and all he has done for me. Jesus wasn’t proud. He wasn’t boastful or arrogant. Instead Jesus was obedient, patient, and allowed himself to be broken. Let us never resist the kind of brokenness that leads us all the more closer to the kingdom of God.