Commentary on the Gospel of
Note how Paul’s priorities change after his transforming experience on the Damascus road. What was once important is now rendered useless. What he once considered a strength is now a weakness, and vice versa. In fact, he recognizes that because of his weaknesses, he has a right to stake a claim on Christ’s attention.
Paul’s God-experience gives him single-minded focus, and that is explicated in the Gospel reading. He now serves only one master, the Christ; his attention and trust are not on physical needs but on God; and all this surrender in trust stems from the knowledge that he is precious to God.
I pray for the gift of such a God-experience.