“I am laboring mightily over this business of weakness being the hallmark of true priesthood – where does it fit and where doesn’t it. I can see very clearly that if being priest presider is just another career pursuit of excellence, then it has little relationship with Jesus who was beset by weakness and saved the world in weakness. He accomplished little, if anything, in his life by means of talent, including miracles.

He accomplished everything by becoming obedient even unto death.So just where does my weakness, yes impotence, figure in the picture?

Perhaps it’s another statement of the “Let go; Let God” or Paul’s boasting of his weakness because the power of God is made manifest in his weakness. …”