Friday, June 09, 2017

An Empty Vessel

"Behold Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled.  My Lord, fill it.  I am weak in the faith, strengthen Thou me.  I am cold in love; warm me make me fervent  that my love may go out to my neighbor.  I do not have a strong and firm faith; at times I doubt and am unable to trust Thee altogether.  O Lord, help me.  Strengthen my faith and trust  in Thee.  In Thee  I have sealed the treasures of all I have.  I am poor; Thou art rich  and didst come to be merciful to the poor.  I am a sinner; Thou art upright.  With me there is an abundance of sin; in Thee is the fullness of righteousness.  Therefore, I will remain with Thee of whom I can receive but to whom I may not give.  Amen.

- Martin Luther

2 comments:

PeteForester1 said...

Indeed; you look at a bottle of Dom Pérignon, and you see a really expensive bottle of champagne. Truth is though, all you see is the bottle, which is nothing but overheated sand; pretty much worthless. It's the CONTENTS that make the difference.

So, too, are we worthless and empty, until we invite God's Holy Spirit to dwell within us. It's this indwelling of the Spirit that gives us worth. It's this indwelling that makes us a part of God. It's this Presence... that makes us holy...

The human being filled with God's Spirit, is indeed the Holy Grail...

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Well said Pete! I do not think there is anything to be added to that.