The people of Jesus’ “own country” begin to measure him based on their own inadequate preconceptions and presumptions. Because they are “filled with contempt”, they rule out the possibility of experiencing the miracles of the Lord.
How much better are those who, like Saint Paul, approach reality from the perspective of the thorn in the flesh, even boasting gladly of their weakness. For “power is at its best in weakness”.
The embrace of our weakness quells the rebellion of sin and opens us to the wonder of the Prophet among us. God’s grace is sufficient for us.
Magnificat, 8 July 2012