In July 1953, Dan Keenan spotted a little child, George (named after the sentry who had first found him bawling inside an Army supply depot) Ascom (the name of the depot) Cruz (the aircraft carrier Point Cruz whose chaplain helped in the placement proceedings), in the Star of the Sea Children's Home in Korea. Keenan was able to have little George placed aboard his ship, the hospital ship, the U.S.S. Consolation. The baby was there cared for by many of the 850-man crew as depicted in the television movie, A Thousand Men and a Baby.
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.