The Scripture texts offered to our reflection for Sundays and Feast days come in different… ‘attires’.
Some interesting, some encouraging, some quite challenging.
The 2nd reading of this Sunday gives us a short text of the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians (1 Cor.1:22:25).
According to me, the message we find there belongs to the last category – it is indeed quite challenging
It is focused on four words:
WISDOM, FOOLISHNESS, WEAKNESS, STRENGTH.
“The foolishness of God is wiser than men,
and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
Paul did not mince his words and this text calls on those he was writing to – and on all of us – to do some… soul-searching!
It asks of us to do some… re-vision, yes, to have a second look, at ourselves:
- our thoughts and ideas
- our values and preferences
- our choices and decisions
- our options and refusals
- our plans and projects
- our actions, reactions and… interactions…
A checklist to help us find out if we are guided by God’s wisdom or… our own foolishness.
Quite a project for Lent… in fact, it may serve us for a life-time!
Note: Another reflection on a different theme is available in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/3e-dimanche-du-careme-annee-b-2021/