Paul affirms that we are to look at things from a heavenly point of view. It isn't always easy to do, but many times we can recognize when others live that way.
Paul Harvey told this as a true story. A boy named Jimmy was asked what kind of a bird he would like to be. Jimmy answered, "Sparrow." Perhaps Jimmy was thinking of Jesus' words that we are of more value than many sparrows (Matthew 10:31). Jimmy was told, "Nobody likes sparrows," but Jimmy replied, "I do." Because of an accident, Jimmy died at 14. On his tombstone are engraved --sparrows.
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.