Saturday, September 02, 2006

Gleanings from today's Mass readings 9/2/06

1 Corinthians 1: 26 - 31
For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;
but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."

The foolish of the see now there is a topic I know all too well :) I had a friend who once described herself as "The poster child for 'Don't Do This...' ." She was right, actually, but then again aren't we all? Look at David, who had a man killed so he could sleep with his wife. Yikes! Augustine was a notorious ladies' man and even St. Teresa De Avila, the great doctor of the church described herself as a simple and stupid woman. God loves to shine in us, and shines ever more brightly in our dimness, so that he that does boast can only boast in the Lord.


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