what is low

We're busy getting ready for a retreat this weekend, with a intern group from Emmaus Ministries. One morning we sing Taize prayer, and I thought the usual reading we use from 1 Corinthians would be appropriate for this retreat as well. It fits with the thoughts from my last entry.

For consider your call, brothers and sisters;
not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,
not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;

but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise,
God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
God chose what is low and despised in the world,
even things that are not,
to bring to nothing things that are,

so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.