Angrily Sarah slammed down the telephone receiver while Kevin was in mid-sentence on the other end of the line. "He had no right," Sarah told herself. "He had no right to laugh at my ignorance. How dare he call me up and mock me." But, as intensely angry as she was, Sarah nonetheless felt remorse at having hung up on her friend. She had never done that in her life, not even to telemarketers. She was convinced that telephone solicitation had to be one of the worst jobs in the world.
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.