Elie Wiesel tells the story of a teacher, a just man, who came to Sodomon a mission to save the people from sin. Day after day he walked the streets railing against greed and theft, falsehood and indifference. At first, some of the people listened to his message, but as time progressed he no longer amused them with his strange counsel. It seemed that there were no righteous people in the city.
One day a boy approaches the hapless teacher and asks him why he goes on when no one will listen to him.
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.