DRAW YOUR STRENGTH FROM THE LORD AND FROM HIS MIGHTY POWER. (Eph 6:10)
IN A CULTURE that values autonomy and self-reliance, we sometimes imagine that we can call only on our own personal strength to shoulder the burdens of those we care for and to face our own difficulties. The Gospel reminds us again and again that GOD’S LOVE IS OUR TRUE SOURCE OF STRENGTH. ON HIM THE STRONGEST PERSON CAN LEAN WITHOUT APOLOGY.
NO TRIAL HAS COME TO YOU but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
O,LORD, MY STENGTH, MY FORTRESS, MY REFUGE IN THE DAY OF DISTRESS! (Jer. 16:19)
PRAYER; LORD GOD of power and might, you have revealed to us in Jesus Christ that true strength lies in self-surrendering love. Make us his true disciples in every trial, and make us a true source of strength to one another, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen