God called Moses when he was 80 years old. Finally he was ready. Someone asked William James at age 70 if he believed in immortality and he replied: "Never strongly, but more so as I grow older." "Why is that?" he was asked. "Because I'm just now getting fit to live," he answered.
On his 90th birthday, U.S. Supreme Count Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes saw a beautiful woman and with a sigh he said, "Oh to be 70 again!" Although we may long to be young again, perhaps it is only now that we are fit to live, and fit to be used by God. -- Piazza
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.