God’s Grace is Sufficient

Today’s second reading is from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. As it was being read during Mass, one line stuck out to me. I kept repeating that line over and over throughout the rest of Mass. I just could not get it out of my head. That one line is:

“My grace is sufficient.” (2 Cor. 12:9)

Much of my blog is writing about the struggle between this world and the lives God wants us to live.

“My grace is sufficient.”

Many of us are struggling with financial hardship.

“My grace is sufficient.”

Many of us are struggling with health issues.

“My grace is sufficient.”

Many of us are struggling with the temptations of sin.

“My grace is sufficient.”

Despite all of our struggles, the grace of God is sufficient. St. Paul was in the midst of a struggle. He went to God and “three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me.” God’s response was probably not what Paul was looking for. Paul was looking for relief from his struggle and God’s response was “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect from weakness.” God was not going to take Paul’s struggle away from him. God may or may not take our struggles away from us, but we all need to remember that “My grace is sufficient.”

Published in: on July 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm  Comments (1)