Saturday, June 18, 2011

When do we have enough?

In today's reading St. Paul continues to boast about his weakness and particularly the famous thorn in the flesh. No one knows what this particular problem was . What we do know fro, St. Paul is that he begged God to take it away and God did not.
God simply tells him, "My grace is sufficient for you."
The word used here carries the sense of someone who has enough, someone who is content. Imagine if we could each say that from the heart.

God's grace is enough for me.

Paul clearly did not come to this understanding in an instant. One has only to read his letters to know the struggle in his own life. In our own moments of discontent can we hear the voice of Jesus speaking to us those same words, "My grace is sufficient for you." Can we meditate on these words as we receive this grace in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, allow the grace to fill us, and be content with what we have received.