Journey into Freedom Day 5

A potter at work

Preparation: Begin by stilling; then dedicating the time of prayer to God and asking God that all you think, feel and imagine are for the glory of God.

Gift: I ask to appreciate God’s good creation and our human call to be co-creators with God and nurturers of Creation.

Setting: Read the passage below and consider what it might say to me and my life.

The First Principle and Foundation of my Life: A Meditation to Ponder

God created me so that I can know, love and serve God in this life, and in the life to come live in joy with God.

The universe and all it contains is lovingly created by God.

I shall respect and use all created things to help me praise, reverence and serve God.

In areas of my life where I have the freedom to choose, I shall strive to be free from all attachments to created things, particularly money, possessions and reputation.

I shall try not to be swayed in my judgements by my natural inclinations; for example, I should not prefer health to sickness, riches to poverty, honour to dishonour, a long life to a short one.

I will allow nothing or no one to come between myself and God.

I should always try to do what I believe God wants because deep-down I know God will always want the best for me and for others.

My one desire is to choose whatever leads me into a deeper relationship with God.

A potter at work

Suggestion: That you ponder the above meditation from time to time over the next week.

Jeremiah NRSVA

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.

A Thought for Today: The human person is created to praise, reverence and serve God. St Ignatius of Loyola