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Something to think and pray about this week
For his near-despair, Paul found the answer in Jesus. Faith in Jesus rescued him from his inability to do what he wanted to do. He spills a lot of ink in the letters to the Romans and to the Galatians trying to convince readers that it is only by the grace of God in Christ Jesus and faith in that grace that they are saved, not by their own efforts. I have become convinced from personal experience and from the experience of many others that we still need to hear this Pauline message repeatedly. In spite of evidence to the contrary, it is very hard for us to admit that we are not in control, at least of ourselves.
The disciples of Jesus experienced this inability to do what they wanted to do and what they had been able to do in other instances.
- Excerpted from An Invitation to Love by William A. Barry, SJ