A Rather Unusual C.V.

Posted January 30, 2017 12:20 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

A Rather Unusual C.V.

Job applications are often accompanied by a curriculum vitae that typically brims over in expressions of self-confidence and accomplishment. That’s expected. A prospective employer wants to know the applicant’s skill sets and talents. How different is the C.V. for a disciple of Jesus Christ! In the first place, one does not apply for discipleship; rather, one is called. Furthermore, those called by the Lord to follow him are those very much unqualified to do so. That’s the point St Paul makes in the second reading we heard on Sunday (1Cor 1:26-31): God chooses the “foolish, weak, low and despised.” Not

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