Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross, renown for her writing on death and dying, lectured to a group of clergymen in California. She concluded that she did not simply believe in life after death; she knows that there is life after death. She writes elsewhere that before she started work with dying patients she did not believe in life after death. She changed her mind because of clinical experiences with patients who had been pronounced dead, but then awoke to describe their experiences. One revived boy said he did not want to come back, because life was so beautiful.
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.