This Delicate Beauty


2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming
conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan,
to torment me.

Three times I pleaded with the Lord
 to take it away from me.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my
power is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my
weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses,
 in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.
For when I am weak,
then I am strong.