The Word Among Us

February 2011 Issue

Flawed but Gifted

God has called us—and can empower us—to change the world.

Flawed but Gifted: God has called us—and can empower us—to change the world.

St. Catherine of Siena once said: "If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire." This is our challenge in life—to become the people God created us to be. And yet, as noble as these words sound, we all struggle in some way or other to live them out because of our flaws and weaknesses.

When Paul said he was an earthen vessel that carried a treasure, he was contrasting the presence of God in his heart with his human nature,...

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