By: Maggie Leonard
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Reflection—v. 18, ‘God chose what the world considers low-class and low-life–what is considered to be nothing.’
Salvation as God offers it goes against everything we know. It cuts across all of our societal impulses and understandings. Almost never do we hear of someone striving to be ‘low-class’ or ‘low-life’ nor do most people strive to associate with those so labeled. Yet the ones described in these terms so despised by the world are the very ones that God chooses. It is precisely in lowering ourselves that we find new priorities and begin to discover the beauty of the cross. At the foot of the cross, our lives may look foolish to others. Some may even say, ‘I could never do that’–and alone they could not. But with Christ’s help, from this strange new vantage point, life will be both full and fulfilling.
Prayer God, you choose us, no matter what others may think of us, and you call us to humble ourselves, as we kneel at the foot of the cross.