It's the law! No one seems to be getting as much bad press as police officers, not even attorneys! We want laws, and keeping up with the changing laws is a full-time job. Ripley's Believe It Or Not often lists ridiculous laws that are still on the books in towns and states, but they are technically still the law. We want people to enforce laws, too, but when they show up at our door, or behind our auto, we are not usually pleased. Not only that, we are annoyed because they have the right and the nerve to tell us where we fall short of the law. Those words are not words we want to hear.
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.