2 Corinthians 11:30
St. Paul boasts of his weakness. But not just for the sake of having pity for him. St. Paul is demonstrating how much he is willing to humble himself for Christ.
St. Paul isn’t focusing on how much he has lost in possessions and dignity. No, he is highlighting how much he has attained in Christ because he has let go of his earthly focus. In his visible weakness he has grown strong in Jesus.
Whenever we don’t respond in kind to aggression we may look weak. And it would be weak if we react out of fear. But If we don’t answer back violently out of love of God and neighbor we are actually growing strong.
To show our humbleness as we imitate Jesus is actually not weak at all. But that is how it will appear to all who do not know Jesus. This form of weakness, though, can evangelize others.
If we attract others by our love, or in their eyes weakness, then we are bringing God’s kingdom to all. In this way, yes, let us boast of our weakness for it is for the sake of God.
What act of weakness are we committed to perform today? Can we see that it is for the sake of Christ that we humble ourselves? Are we able to boast to God how we submitted to God’s will?