The chosen vessel
The master was searching for a vessel Before him were many. Which to choose?
"Take me" cried the Gold one, "I am shining and bright. I am of great value and i do things just right.
My beauty and lust will outshine the rest
And for someone like you master, gold would be best"
The master passed on with no word at all And looked at the silver I'll pour out your wine "I' will be on your table whenever you dine. My lines are so gracing, my carving so true And silver will always compliment you."
The Master passed on with no word at all
And looked at the silver narrow run narrow and tall.
"I will be on your table whenever you done. My lines are so graceful, my carving so true and Silver will always complement you."
unheeding the Master passed on to the BRASS
Wide-mouthed and shallow and polished like glass.
"here,here cried the vessel, "I know i will do place me on your table for men to view."
"look at me" called the goblet of CRYSTALso clear, "My transparency shows my contents so dear. Though fragile I am, i will serve you with pride And I am sure I will be happy in your house to abide".
The master came next to a vessel of WOOD polished and carved, it solidly stood.
"You may use me, dear master" the wooden bowl said, "But I would rather you use me for fruit not for bread."
Then the master looked down and saw a vessel of CLAY Empty and broken, it helplessly lay.
No hope had the vessel that the master might choose to cleanse and make whole, to fill and to use.
"Ah this is the vessel I have been hoping to find
I will mend it and use it and make it all mine
I need not the vessel with pride in itself
Nor one that is narrow to sit on the shelf.
Nor the one that is big mouhted and shallow and loud
Nor the one that displays its content so proud.
nor the one that thinks he do all things right
But this plain earthly vessel filled with power and might...
Then gently he lifted the vessel of CLAY, mended and cleansed and filled it that day
Spoke to it kindly "There is work you must do
Just pour out to others as I pour to you."