Clifton Fadiman reports in Anecdotes how Frank Costello, racketeer, amazed people with his ability to wield power even while in jail. He smoked English cigars, though no one knew how he smuggled them in. He ate steak as though he were sitting in a restaurant. On one occasion, his attorney Edward Bennett Williams, was visiting Costello late one afternoon and told him that he was upset because he had failed to get tickets to My Fair Lady and had already invited his wife's parents to the play to celebrate their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary.
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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.