One of the marvels of the modern computer age is the ease with which we can rework manuscripts to suit ourselves and our readers. There is a means in every word processor by which we may mark even large blocks of text, and move them to wherever we wish, in the current document or any other. We can create two documents at once, if we wish, or call up two existing documents, and switch words, paragraphs or whole sections, from one to the other, back and forth, until what we want to say is clear. We can also do away with our mistakes.
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.