It seems that on the road to biblical economic justice there's a roadblock in the form of a large rock. The folks who have not yet reached this area of justice are in back of the rock unable to take the road ahead.
Now there are a lot of people standing on the sidelines. There are the handwringers, the people who gnash their teeth, and the pacers all saying, "If only we could do something."
Every once in a while, a person walks up to the rock and pushes it a bit. There are even a few who come running down the road and bat their heads and shoulders against the rock.
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.