Moses not only wrote down the law, but he also read it to the people. He saw the need to educate the people about what God expected.
Mary Boys offers this information: "In 1852, an English investigator discovered that in New York City the average weekly Sunday school attendance of 30,000 children equalled 75 percent of that in public, ward, and corporate schools; in Philadelphia and Boston it equalled 80 percent; in Cleveland, 67 percent. Simply by existing, the Sunday school helped to prepare for the development of the public school.
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.