This passage urges Christians to hold marriage in honor and to not be consumed with greed. But there is a popular adult education course in New York City that advises people to forget both of those precepts. Teacher Ginie Sayles conducts a course called "How to Marry the Rich." The four-hour class focuses on how to find a rich mate and how to get that wealthy prospect to the altar. As far as finding wealthy single people, the teacher advises looking at charity events or art classes. And if at first you don't succeed, Sayles counsels you to keep trying.
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.