But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.
- 2 Corinthians 4:7
The marketplace of Corinth was filled with shops selling clay pots and jugs for daily use. There was little beauty in them. They were not to be admired, but put to use. This is how Paul sees our calling. We have nothing to glory about in being a disciple, but many needs to which we can respond. This should be enough.
Can we reflect on this plain truth and find joy in being of use to God?