Mark Vonnegut, son of the author Kurt Vonnegut, has written a case history of his own experience of schizophrenia. Titled Eden Express, the book is Mark's account of how he struggled to create Eden as an ideal isolated commune in British Columbia. The book is an insight into what triggered much of the bizarre behavior of the youth in the 1960s and 1970s. Mark draws a good deal of sympathy from his readers for his bold experiment.
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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.