In an age of social media confessions and “tell-all” memoirs, we must ask ourselves what true vulnerability is and why it’s important.
In the opening lines of the Beatitudes, Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
People at the end of their rope are blessed? This passage begs the question of why God focuses on broken hearts and humble, mild-mannered nobodies.
These three opening categories are each vulnerable and—dare we say it?—weak.