The Word Among Us

November 2021 Issue

Flawed but Gifted

God Has Given Us All We Need

Flawed but Gifted: God Has Given Us All We Need

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “At the moment of death, we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work.” These are challenging words, and we know it. We all struggle in some way or another to live in love because of our flaws and weaknesses.

St. Paul probably felt the tension between the call to live in Christ’s love and the pull of sin. This tension lies behind his saying...


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