The French Revolution was a result of the common people against the nobility. Since many of the officials of the church came from noble backgrounds, there was a strong anti-clerical flavor to the revolution. One way in which this was manifested was an attempt to adopt a totally secular calendar. In this calendar, the week became 10 days long. The people worked nine days and then took the 10th day off. It was thought that this would increase productivity by having more work days, as well as being easier to calculate.
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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.