Monica couldn't stand it anymore. How many times did she have to hear her father say how much he disliked her husband, Harry? Even after 27 years, the words were as frequent as when they first announced their wish to get married. Harry hardly ever spoke to her parents, but Monica had tried all along to ignore their complaints. Their "complaints" were unfounded, as Harry provided an excellent example to their two children, Benny and Will. Harry had become more successful than they ever dreamed, allowing Monica the chance to become a successful clothing designer.
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.