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Have you ever watched a potter work at his wheel? He starts with a measure of clay and kneads the clay to remove air bubbles and prepare the clay for the wheel. He centers the clay on the wheel and maintains that balance as he gently pulls the clay into a sculpted pitcher. If the clay becomes unbalanced, he may trim a small piece from the rotating clay to re-center the project. Can these skills be referenced when we discuss stewardship and generosity? Our Father provides all of us with a measure of clay. We knead the clay in our lives with prayer and scripture to ready us and remove those “air bubbles”’ that will unbalance our efforts. We center our spiritual and financial lives to balance priorities. When the clay in our lives becomes lop-sided, with God’s support, we take action to center our decisions and choices. Choices that will result in a beautiful addition to God’s kingdom. Let the chalice used in communion be a reminder of the beauty and usefulness of being “centered.”