How does the sacrament of holy communion show Christ's greatness? First, it shows the greatness of his composure. Though the shadows were deepening into the darkness of Calvary, he did not fret himself because of evildoers. If he was so composed on that night, is there any reason for us to fear he will not care for us now? Secondly, it shows the greatness of his confidence. The religious leaders of the city were sure Christ's death would spell the end of his movement. Yet, it was then that Christ instituted this great sacrament.
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.