Prayer of the Day
Feast of St. James, ApostleJuly 25th, 2015
"We have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us." 2 Corinthians 4 : 7
The supremely valuable message of salvation in Jesus Christ has been entrusted by God to frail and fallible human beings (“vessels of clay”). Paul’s focus, however was not on the perishable containers but on its priceless contents – God’s power dwelling in us. Though we are weak, God uses us to spread the Good News, and God gives us the power to do this work. Knowing that the power belongs to God, not to us, should keep us from pride and motivate us to keep daily contact with God, our power source. Our responsibility is to let people see God through us.
Lord, help me to be aware of my responsibility to reflect you in the way I live each day. Amen