Charlie Brown of Peanuts fame speaks to Lucy, after Linus got back his blanket which had blown out to sea for several days. "Well, Linus got his blanket back again, didn't he? You sure caused him a lot of trouble ... How does it make you feel knowing that you've made him go through all that grief and anguish? Does it bother you, Lucy?" Lucy, obviously oblivious to all that Charlie is saying, bends over looking at something on the ground, "Bugs are fascinating. I could watch them for hours." Thus, she begins to crawl on the ground, following the bugs.
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.