Power made perfect

Lately I’ve been discouraged a great deal. Gasoline prices are rising nearly everyday and we seem powerless to stop it. As a person who needs to travel or provide transport for others this means more than temporary discomfort. Add to that the march of some in our government toward war with Iran and no real progress in Iraq. Congress was getting ready to send more funds down the drain today with most of that going to fund the illegal war and occupation of Iraq.  A verse from the New Testament just kind of jumped right into my lap.

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.–2 Corinthians 12:9

I’m always looking for the upper hand. I want power. It’s my ego acting up again.  It’s upside down logic, but that’s prevalent in much of scripture. St. Francis was said to look at the world “upside down.”  The essence of prayer and spirituality is paradox. Strength from weakness.