“But we have this treasure in clay jars” (2 Corinthians 4:7) “For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practise the very evil that I do not wish” (Romans 7:19) The hard part of following Christ is that I am still two things. “The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” said Jesus to Peter, and I know both sides of that equation all too well. Reading Paul this week has been a reminder (both of the problem and of the solution). I am a clay pot who also carries spiritual treasure. I am wasting away AND being renewed! (vs 16) My part in the management of this duality is to keep my eyes on eternal things. ( Vs. 18) I may not be able to change the fact that I am two things. But I can have one focus, one heart, one goal. When I do, being two things is not as hard as I once thought.