"Drat!" Marjorie thought. She'd done it again, taken off her glasses and left them somewhere in the house, instead of putting them on the bedside table where she always left them when she went to bed. Now she had to think about what she had been doing the night before in order to even begin to guess where they might be. "Let's see," she thought. "I was on the phone." She went in the kitchen and looked around. No glasses on the drain board; no glasses on the kitchen table. Feeling very foolish she even opened the refrigerator: no glasses.
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.