Like the potter, God exerts pressure through the circumstances of our lives, to shape and mold us into the vessels he has envisioned. When the clay responds as the potter wishes, he will ease the pressure to allow the clay to remain in the form it has taken. God holds our future and will accomplish his purposes in and through us when we yield ourselves to God’s loving hands and allow ourselves to be shaped by his vision of what we can be.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE