Yet, O LORD, you are our father;
we are the clay and you the potter:
we are all the work of your hands.
The verse above comes from yesterday’s First Reading for the First Sunday of Advent. That’s right… it’s Advent again. It comes around every year at this time… a time for keeping watch, for preparing the way, for making straight His path.
The very best thing I heard at Mass this past Sunday was about the verse above, and it went like this… “Thank God it doesn't say that we are the pot!” Because if we were the pot it would mean that God is finished with the clay, and I don’t know about you, but I’m glad that He’s not finished with me yet! He’s still forming us, working on us… making us into the watchers and preparers and path straighteners that He needs us to be. Thank God he’s still interested enough in us to keep working on us. It reminds me that Advent is just as much about us as it is about Jesus.
Maybe that’s why we repeat Advent every year.
This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy, currently listening to O Come, O Come Emmanuel... Check out the version by Jeremy Camp