"All my being seeks God." Dorothy Day, one of the founders of the Catholic Worker movement, did not grow up with a strong attachment to the church, though there were times of piety and religiosity in her growing up and youth. But she came to believe that God meant human beings to be happy, and she saw far more destitution and misery around her and reported in the news that seemed to be right. She wanted everyone to be kind, not just the well-motivated few, to care for the poor, the lame, the blind.
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.