How those words had stung Peter when Jesus spoke to him, "Get behind me, Satan. He had only meant what was best, and what had Jesus said in reply? Wow! That really hurt. And he did not understand it either. God knows that he had opened his mouth at the wrong time or with the wrong words before. It was a difficult habit to break. Sometimes the words were out before he knew it. Other times, he had thought, someone has to say something, so I`ll say it. He was doing better, he thought, until today. He was n
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.