Not too long ago we all lived in a world in which faith, if not life, was regarded absurd. In the age of science, faith was considered unnecessary, because one had only to accept what could be proved. It was also the age of relativism in which there were no solid truths and all things were relative. For such an age, Samuel Beckett wrote his drama Waiting for Godot. Godot is the symbol for "little god" and all he could do for the world. Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for Godot. Apparently a night has passed in which Godot fails to appear.
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.