July 28th. Blanche loved to allow her grandchildren to come to her pottery studio and create “beautiful things” as she would say.   She would tell them to feel the clay in their hands and to shape all kinds of things.  Gradually they did come to make some quite beautiful pots, vases and statues too. David once told her he felt a little bit like God, creating, looking, feeling, even tasting and touching his creation lovingly. 

Scripture:   The Lord said, Behold like the clay in the potters’ hand so are you in my hand.”  Jere 18:1-6.   Pope Francis:    Rigidity can hinder the development of an individual’s abilities to the point of leading him or her to think for example that it is not really masculine to cultivate art or dance or not feminine to exercise leadership. AL286.