But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

We may not yet realize the power that we hold.

Our potential to be light in darkness, our ability to channel anger to compassion, our choice to speak life over death, our strength that loves others just as they are, our divine awareness that allows us to be fully present in the most difficult of moments and spaces. As we practice sacrifice, denial, and acts of service during this season of lent, the awareness of our weaknesses become powerful symbols of strength. As our weaknesses are transformed into strengths, we learn to embody Love—giving of ourselves to bring about the transformative love of Christ.
God, allow me to see that the existence of darkness is forming me into the light I am becoming. May I accept the invitation to love and to be transformed by that love.