Educating for the Lived Gospel #259

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. (2 Cor 4:7)

It’s so easy for us to be carried away by our egos! We ‘believe our own press’ and scheme for own advancement. Whether our schemes are successful or not, we can be left feeling empty. Or faults and failings will bring us down to earth. Yes, we each have our gifts and should treasure and develop them – but praise must go to the giver – God.

We do a delicate dance with the young people in our care. We must bolster them so that they see the good in their ‘clay jars’ – without becoming carried away nor without obsessing about their faults. Rather, in community, my faults are compensated by another’s strengths and vice versa. The beauty of the body of Christ!

Have a great week…and break!
Patrick

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