Michael is the main character of The Street Lawyer by John Grisham. He was on the fast track toward partnership in his law firm. Partnership would assure him a healthy income. Yet he gave it all up when he had a spiritual encounter with a homeless man. Michael left his firm, in order to become a "street lawyer" to help the poor and indigent. At different times, Michael's father, his brother, and the law firm partners each met with him to tell him that he was crazy. They did not understand why he would give up the promise of millions.
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.