I read this somewhere: there was once a man who went to the river every morning to fill two water jars. One leaked, and was always half empty by the time he reached home. One day the cracked jar apologized, suggesting that the man discard it and get a better jar. The man smiled and pointed to the row of flowers that were flourishing along one side of the path. Whatever your weaknesses, God has a use for you. He even has a use for your defects.
-Blog entry by Sister Paula Gero; photo by Sister Mary Lou Schmersal