Vulnerability

Sermon Summary for Sunday, November 20th, 2016 | Respectfully Submitted by Meghann Humphreys

Vulnerability.

A trait our culture does not value, but something that helps us receive grace and mercy. When we are broken and bleeding, we are called to be open to God – we are called to be vulnerable.

The story Mother Mary shared about a start-up company in Bangladesh helps illustrate vulnerability’s value. This is a company that lacked funds to pay employees, but the employees stayed on anyway, agreeing to 50% pay cuts. The employees preferred to stay because they worked as a family. Their boss treated them as such. She gave them time to analyze issues and fix mistakes. She knew them all by name. She was vulnerable and authentic with them.

Being vulnerable doesn’t mean being weak and submissive. It’s the courage to be yourself, including the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the strong and the weak. Some of us will be open and vulnerable to receive God’s grace and mercy. Others will not. Can we choose to be the vulnerable ones?