We usually quarrel with people - even with our friends and family members - because we are too proud. For we know better. We are wiser than others. It happens everywhere.
Apostle Paul teaches us how to be humble. You can be a leader in the company or a pastor in the church, but you need to humble yourself. You are not so important. Who are you that you boast? If you like to boast it means that you are "walking according to the flesh" (v. 2).
The evil spirits are much wiser than you. Only if you are a humble person, you can overcome those divine powers. For the Holy Spirit works on you when you humble yourself. You do not have to obey other people but Christ. Especially, in moral arguments and discussions about truth. You are to obey Jesus. The Son of God could achieve success in his ministry because he was obedient. He didn't follow only his knowledge, but fulfill the will of his Father.
As Christians, we belong to Christ. Yes, we can boast but boast as humble stewards of Christ. Yes, we can boast because we are disciples of the Gospel. Let us always boast in the Lord, Jesus Christ. O Lord, help us to become more humble in all circumstances. May your Holy Spirit change our attitude towards one another.
Reflection on 2 Corinthians 10:1-17 by Fr. Józef Trzebuniak, SVD.
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