A little boy who had lost his tooth asked his mother, "Why do I get money if I put my tooth under my pillow?" She told him that perhaps the tooth fairy thought it might help ease the pain of losing a tooth a little bit. Then the boy asked, "Where do all those teeth go?" His mother thought, but before she could answer her son said, "I know. God takes them and grinds them up and uses them to make seed teeth for babies."
The stories of Jesus are like that. They are the seed teeth God gives us to chew on the dilemmas of life. --Drennan
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.