Most of us deal with the destruction which comes into our lives by blaming it on the other guy. Several years ago Ann Landers wrote a column in which she depicted what the earth would be like in a nuclear war. She asked all of her readers to clip the article and send it to the White House. President Reagan wrote her a letter in which he acknowledged that he had received several hundred clippings. But then he went on to suggest that they had sent them to the wrong place, that they should have been sent to the Kremlin. "The problem," he said, "is with those other guys."
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.