Milton Jacobi was 10 or 15 years older than I and he had graduated from a small state college. His major was athletics and math. He was agile, wiry, quick of step; he was skilled in wrestling, track, basketball and football. He had been his college's star quarterback as well as a first place winner in track events. I was among his students in our high school. Mr. Jacobi could lie on a big gym mat, flat down on his back and with one sudden and electric jab-of-body, he would be standing up straight. He showed us, in slow motion, what his muscles went through to do that.
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.