The Clay Must Move
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For 28 July 2022, Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time, based on Jeremiah 18:1-6
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The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: â€˜Come, go down to the potterâ€™s house, and there I will let you hear my words.â€™ So I went down to the potterâ€™s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potterâ€™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 potterâ€™s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
28 July 2022 @ 7:21 pm
What was the potter book called Beth mentioned?
28 July 2022 @ 10:33 pm
Thanks, Beth! Truly a reflection for both beginning and ending the day!
28 July 2022 @ 11:44 pm
…too much pressure, not enough give…OY! bring in the Master Potter. Thanks, Beth
29 July 2022 @ 12:08 am
So very helpful. Thank you for the both/and of the potter and clay intimacy in tenderness and sincerity.
29 July 2022 @ 12:29 am
Oh Beth, Once again your words inspired me and gave me much to reflect on. Thank you. Ann Marie op
29 July 2022 @ 1:07 am
Thank you Beth for yet another thought provoking reflection.
29 July 2022 @ 1:16 am
The book, Mathias, is “Centering: in Pottery, Poetry and the Person” by M.C. Richards. Beth
29 July 2022 @ 1:51 am
Thanks, Beth, for your reflection this morning. Wow! Your words truly spoke to me. I am grateful. I was introduced to M.C. Richards many years ago when I was at Holy Names College for Creation Spirituality.
29 July 2022 @ 2:46 am
How profound and moving – thanks for sharing the fruits of your contemplation. I’m saving this so I can return to your inspiration! Peggy
29 July 2022 @ 3:31 am
Thanks Beth. Praying for the grace to move during this transitional time in my life.
29 July 2022 @ 6:36 am
Beautiful and Challenging Beth! I definitely want to go and hang out in the potterâ€™s house to be centered, yield and move in order to become newâ€¦..
Maria (Maneri) Myers
16 August 2022 @ 7:52 am
Sr. Beth McCormack, aka Sr. Mary James, when I was a student at MSM, where she taught me Religion and English, has been found! What a delight to find that you are still with us and still flourishing! God bless you!
Beth McCormick, O.P.
19 August 2022 @ 8:25 am
Maria, What a delightful surprise to find your comment here ! I tried twice to respond to your
email address but they came back “blocked”. Don’t quite understand that, but here is my email
so you can write to me, should you check this site again; email@example.com
I do so hope to hear from you. It has been a very long time ! sr. Beth