The Iran-Contra affair was one story that occupied the media for a prolonged period of time. Enormous energy, huge amounts of dollars, and much time were consumed in the creation of the Tower Commission Report. For all of that we learned how well kept a secret can be. The American people still appear to be suspicious as to what took place and who knew what. The incident points up the fact that the public does have a paranoia about the government doing things in secret. At the same time the American media believe that as the Fourth Estate they are the guarantors of our freedom.
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.