In Algonquin mythology one favorite god is Glooskap. One myth recounts the day Glooskap left earth to travel to his own land far away. On the shore of Lake Minas, Glooskap spread a feast and invited all the creatures from every part of the land. Thousands came to eat, drink, and listen to Glooskap's farewell address. They were not disappointed. Instead of a speech, Glooskap began to sing a sweet, mystic song. While he still sang, Glooskap entered his canoe and began to paddle away. The creatures were sad. They watched in silence until they could no longer see Glooskap and his canoe.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.