Lots of information can be found on a box of breakfast cereal. Brightly colored letters and designs will tell you the name of the cereal. Together with some sort of cartoon figures, there will be a picture of what the cereal looks like (usually with fruit added to make it a little more colorful). There will be a recipe or two that you can make, a proof of purchase seal (formerly called box tops) that you can send in for something or other, and maybe a coupon. But the really important information is usually located on one of the side panels.
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.