"Lay your head on My shoulder, rest and regain your strength. I am always with you.  Tell the friend of My heart that I use such feeble creatures to carry out My work."  (Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary Notebook 1)

How often do we feel inadequate in life?  Sometimes we may feel as if we don't measure up to the rest of the world:  we aren't as educated, witty, articulate, financially secure, attractive, etc.  When we have those feelings, we have to remember that God holds a different view.

david_anointed.jpgWhen Samuel was sent to anoint a new King for Israel, he went to Jesse to choose from among his eight sons.  One by one they were brought before him, and one by one God rejected them in spite of their vigor and strength:  "Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him.  Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance, but the Lord looks into the heart."  (1 Samuel 16:7)  The last son, David, was chosen not for obvious reasons, but because he was a man after God's own heart.

 That is a quality we can all aspire to - to be a "friend of His heart".   As St. Maria Faustina recorded in her diary, our feebleness does not hinder Christ.  This is also evident in St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians:  "...think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." (1 Corinthians 1:26-27)

We may not all be scholars, but we can be the wisdom of God; we may not all be beautiful, but we are Christ's beloved; we may not all be wealthy, but we possess the unlimited riches of the Holy Spirit.  Today, don't focus on your inadequacy; instead, seek to be one after God's own heart.  Amen...

St. Maria Faustina, pray for us!