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I am sure that inquiring minds what to know what was the “torn in the flesh” that Paul was given. What aliment did Paul have that “kept him humble”, even as an Apostle of Christ?
It is thought by many he had an eye issue, namely a recurring infection of the lining of the eye that made it difficult for him to see. Yet Paul went about his ministry. Preaching about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Preaching about how he was changed and the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow was changed.
Paul proclaimed in word and actions not his power or ability, but that of Christ dwelling within him.
I recently came across a quote about humility that said, “humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less…”
And maybe that is where St. Paul was coming from, thinking of himself less and thinking about others more. Allowing the grace, the power of God, to work thru him each and every day.
As we live the gift of faith we have all been give, a faith that is part and parcel of our day to day lives, may we, like Paul, think more of others and less of ourselves… think more of what others need than what we want and think more of how we can allow God’s Spirit to work thru us for the good, better and best.
Keep humble St. Mary’s… Let’s allow the Spirit of God to work thru each of us as person, families & parish today and everyday.