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The Potter and the Clay

AdventWeek 1

by Bishop Robert BarronNovember 30, 20080 Comments

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Our first reading for this first Sunday of Advent gives us the master image of God as the potter and we, his creatures, as clay. St. Irenaeus said that God's provident direction of our lives is easy as long as the clay of our hearts remains supple and moist. Trouble comes only when we allow the clay to harden.