For Saint Paul the image of Christ crucified was more than just a message to be preached; it was an image that shaped and influenced his entire life and ministry. It was clear to Paul that God was still taking what was weak and bringing out of it power; God was still using what was apparently foolish to confound the wise. It was in his weakness that Paul found the power of God most at work within him.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE