Here is some truth that I have learned. God does not need me. I am nothing. I am a nobody. I understand it and I accept it. Even if something I say might ring out as great wisdom and help someone draw closer to God, I am still nothing and God did not need me to help another. The exciting part about this is that even though I am not needed, God allows me to participate in building His Kingdom. I think back to my very young daughter asking if she can help me wash the car. I did not need her help but allowing her to help her daddy was special and demonstrated love.
In 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, St. Paul wants to make it clear that he was nothing more than one who plants and Apollos was nothing more than one who waters. Paul says … “Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth.” A simple thought for me today is that nothing good comes from me but only by God’s Spirit, love and grace working in me. He loved me so much that He gave His life for me, the nobody writing this reflection, permitting me to become His brother and adopted child of God. I deserve nothing. I am an unprofitable servant. Glory and praise to the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! Amen, Alleluia!