In a dream a man complained to the Lord about the weight of the "cross" he had to carry. The Lord told him to lay down that cross and to go to the room of crosses and chose another one. The man obeyed. When he entered the room of crosses he saw crosses of all makes and sizes. Some were as big as skyscrapers and others as small as a toothpick. Looking around, the man soon found a cross that was just the right size for him to carry. Pointing to it, he said to the Lord, "I think I could manage that one." The Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross which you just laid down."
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.