Choose Vulnerability over Arrogance

Choose Vulnerability over Arrogance

September 11

Read: MATTHEW 18:1-10

Jesus calls us to be like children in order to enter his kingdom. Children are genuine, joyful, innocent, curious, and have a great sense of wonder. They are also vulnerable and in need of care and protection.

Jesus is charging us to identify the vulnerable ones in our community to ensure their well-being. Perhaps it is someone suffering from mental, physical, or emotional illness, or someone who is abused, neglected, or financially exploited, or someone with language barriers and lack of resources, or someone who has been robbed of his or her sense of security, love, and significance.

On the other hand, there are times when we need to be vulnerable in order to grow and mature. Arrogance hinders learning. Vulnerability is the fertile ground for authenticity, creativity, joy, and love. When we open ourselves to being vulnerable, we open ourselves to experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Dear Lord, give me the courage to be vulnerable. AMEN.

About the Author

Pia Peña Restrepo is an ordained Covenant pastor and missionary serving with her husband, Eugenio, as regional coordinator to Latin America and the Caribbean.

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  1. Being vulnerable is always an issue for me. Thanks for encouraging me to grow. Your writing is inspiring.

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