Did you notice, when the gospel was read, that after Jesus was crucified, died, and was
buried, then rose from the dead, and was with his disciples for almost six weeks after the
resurrection, he told his disciples to go up to Galilee, to a certain mountain?
And when they saw him there, the gospel says, they worshiped him -- but some
They worshiped him, but some doubted. They'd been with him for about three
years, listening to him preach and teach, and watching him heal the blind, the deaf, the
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.