In the early '70s, as NASA was gearing up for its Apollo moonshot program, someone was supposed to have made a Yogi Berra-like comment that went like this: "The moon isn't as big as the earth, but it is farther away."
A cartoon appeared after Neil Armstrong's "small step for man" onto the moon's surface. It showed a young couple, out for a romantic stroll, gazing up at the moon. The young man is saying to the young woman, "You think it's pretty now, you should have seen it before somebody stepped on it!"
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.