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Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation

November 19, 2015 by  
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Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation

GuercinoGodTheFather(detail)BlessingDetail for post on weakness or blessingAs we prepare for Thanksgiving in the United States a week from today on Thursday, November 26th this year, Father Michael Najim challenges us to think differently. He has some profound thoughts for how we can see our weaknesses, our struggles in a new light, as a gift and blessing from the Lord. These issues could be anything: anger, impatience, sloth, lust, one of the seven deadly sins, something we’re dealing with in our lives that we just wish we didn’t have.  Could they be a doorway to fulfillment and holiness in Him? Fr. Najim writes:

“We all have weaknesses that we wish we just didn’t have.  But what if your greatest weakness is actually your greatest blessing?  I invite you to watch this…and be open to a transformation in your thinking.”


Previously published on Fr. Najim’s blog

Art for this post on weakness or blessing: Detail from God the Father [God the Father Blessing], Guercino, ca 1635-1640, PD-US, Wikimedia Commons.

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About Fr. Michael Najim

Fr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is Pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Westerly, Rhode Island and has been the Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and Chaplain of LaSalle Academy, a coed Catholic high school in Providence, RI. He is the author of Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians, published by the Institute for Priestly Formation. He also blogs at Fr. Michael Najim's Blog.

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  • RobinJeanne

    Awesome!!!! just what I needed to hear today. Thank you.

  • Jeanette

    I just wanted to add that on top of what you have said to see our weaknesses in a new light, as a gift and blessing from the Lord, and that we should cling to Him in our weaknesses, we could add a really effective prayer by asking God to bring good from the bad, as only He can.

  • John

    Thank you Fr. Najim, I needed to hear this today. No more running from the cross!

  • Joan

    Thank you Fr. Najim, this is such a different way of looking at my weaknesses. You have helped me very much with the challenge to see them as a blessing and an opportunity to draw nearer to Jesus.

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