Video and audio meditation page
"But thus says the Lord who formed you ... I have called you by name and
you are mine." Isaiah 43:1
How to use this video for meditation
1. Spend time in centering prayer before watching the video. Relax, let go
of any noises around you, empty your mind of extraneous thought, be open!
2. Watch the video, thinking as you watch it about your relationship with God.
3. As you watch the potter at work, imagine God's creative desire at work in you.
What is taking shape in you?
4. Now, watch the video a second time. Notice the use of light. What images come
to mind? Images from the Bible? From your experiences?
5. At one point in the video we see one pair of hands guided by another. Is God
guiding your hand to shape your future? How are you a "co-creator" with God? Does
God want you to be God's hands in the world? How?
6. Some of the images in the video evoke the sacraments of baptism and communion.
Do you see them? Have you ever thought of your life as a sacrament? Is your life
leading you into a closer relationship with God? Are you growing towards the "image
and likeness" of God?
7. How are the images of the earth, of creation, connected to the images of the
potter? Does this connect with your own life?
8. Is God showing you a question about your life right now? What is that question?
9. How is God at work in your life? What "shape" is God's call taking?
10. Close your time of meditation with a brief prayerãeither a prayer you know
by heart or a prayer you feel moved to say right now.
11. If you want to continue at a later time with this meditation, read the section
on lectio divina (divine reading) and use that
method to explore any text from the Bible that speaks to your search for God's
calling in your life. One option is the text that inspired this video: "But thus
says the Lord who formed you ... I have called you by name and you are mine."