In Earthen Vessels

I started my blog, Renewed Day by Day, In Light, in 2013 as I prepared to enter the Catholic Church. I intended for this to be my RCIA companion, and primarily, to be comprised of thoughts and reflections on the Faith as I journeyed my way into the Catholic Church.

As with most things I do, I started in haste, and then the busyness of life got the better of me. It took many months before I began to write regularly, and by then I had discovered the world of the “Catholic Mommy Blogger”.

As my purpose for writing evolved (and as I could no longer stomach the typo in my site’s URL for Pete’s sake) I began to brainstorm blog titles that better fit.

And then I stumbled upon 2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.” (Which, ironically, is just before the verse from which I took my original blog title, 2 Corinthians 4:16- so don’t tell me the Holy Spirit didn’t guide me here.)

This verse, especially the poetic imagery in the words “earthen vessels”, really resonated with me as I reflect upon my journey of faith; where I came from, where I am currently, and where I foresee myself going. Earthen Vessels speaks to seeing the beauty of God in the ordinary and humble aspects of life. What is funny is, I am so quick to see God in the ordinary of others, but I struggle when it comes to seeing where God is in my own ordinary. But, understanding the divine in the ordinary, in the humble, in Earthen Vessels, is where I foresee I will find my peace with God and my ultimate purpose, both in life and in writing.

 

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