The Eiger Sanction is a novel about spy and counterspy activity. What builds the suspense in this mystery story is the same that runs through all mystery novels, the question of "whodunit." Yet what builds the climax in this novel is somewhat extraordinary. The welfare of the nation depends upon the success of espionage and counterespionage systems. The threat to any espionage plan is the unaccounted-for witness or participant who may be the leak for a heavily guarded secret. He is the last enemy. He must be eliminated. For him sanction is given to destroy or kill.
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.