My daughter came home from school one day and said to me, "What would you do if you had ten million dollars and one year to live?" "Why are you asking me this question?" I said to her. "It is something we talked about in school today!" I was interested in knowing why they were discussing such things at school, but before I had a chance to ask her, she said, "Tommy said he would move to Disney World and Sarah said she would buy every Sega game. What would you do, Daddy?" "I would spend more time with my family," I said. "I would take an early morning walk and watch a sunrise.
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.