1st Sunday of Advent
First reading – Isaiah 63:16-17,64:1,3-8
“And yet, Lord, you are our Father; we the clay, you the potter, we are all the work of your hand”. This is a very good description of whom we are. The Lord is our Father. He molds us. We are work of His hands. But we have our freedom and our free choice. With our freedom we can resist the work of His hands. The potter works with the clay because the clay let the potter to work with it. The clay adapts itself to the hands of the potter without resisting. Because the clay soft with water. When we don’t let ourselves to be molded by the Lord our Father, we move away from being the work of His hands. We must cooperate to grace so that we are soft and docile to the hands of our Lord. When we don’t cooperate with the grace we are hard and not docile. Let’s reflect: Am I docile to the hands of the Lord who is molding me?