"It does not concern me in the least that I be judged by you or any human tribunal; I do not even pass judgment on myself." 1 Cor 4:3
St. Paul knows what it means to write to the churches he helped found in a manner that focuses on them and not on him. He thanks God for them, for their faith, their faithfulness and the good works they do on behalf of the gospel, and he assures them he is not concerned about any accustions against him.
What a powerful lesson there is for us in his greetings to the church in Corinth! When we learn to begin each day with gratitude and hold our thanks before us like a light, we provide hope for those living in darkness and are reminded that a life of faith is simple. We need always to walk in the light of Christ who will show us the path to hope and thanksgiving because, as Paul further reminds us, "The foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength." What a powerful reminder this is to the church in the United States during these days of scandal and shame!
Today, embrace your weakness and thank God for the gift of faith.
Have you experienced your weakness as a gift?