The daughter brought her bad attitude to breakfast. First, she tore into her big sister for a minor mistake. Then she picked up the English muffin, toasted and buttered for her by Dad, bit into it, and yelped, "Ecch! I've never put worse food in my whole mouth!" Dad said, "Now take your bad attitude back upstairs and leave it there. When you can be fit for human companionship, come back and we'll forget this ever happened." She murmured under her breath, "What a dumb thing to do!" and stormed out of the room.
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.