The Word Among Us

Prayer Resources

Being Resilient Clay

(Excerpt from <i>Love: A Guide for Prayer</i>)

By: Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and Marie Schwan, CSJ

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. (Jeremiah 18:1-6)

Pottery making has been practiced for thousands of years. This ancient craft sometimes provides the only evidence we have of a peopleR

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