How could Peter have denied his best friend publicly? Some think he ridiculed his champion in order to flee the pain of hearing others do so. If that's the case, French playwright Georges Feydeau's experience makes sense.
Feydeau wrote comedies, some of which were not well received. At the opening of one especially disastrous effort of his, he stationed himself in the aisle and joined in the hissing and booing. A friend who saw him doing it shouted, "Have you taken leave of your senses?"
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.