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8/26/2016 Friday in Twenty First Week of Ordinary Time

Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning. (1 Corinthians 1:17)

Lord Jesus, wisdom is more than knowledge or good use of knowledge or even the ability to convince others that you possess more knowledge than them.  Wisdom is about living well, living to the best of our ability, living in You.

Saint Paul knew that simply proclaiming You crucified could not inspire others' conversion; he had to live a life worthy of Your sacrifice, worthy of Your love and worthy of Your call.  Your weakness, i.e. Your humanity, is our strength.  May I take up my cross today and follow You toward the wisdom of Your cross' meaning. 


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