People have always loved a good story. Paul knew that and warned the Christian community that people would turn away and start listening to legends or stories. A man named James Moran knew it too. He was the master of the publicity stunt, a dying art in the advertising game. He once searched for a needle in a haystack for 10 days to publicize a piece of real estate. In 1946, he sat on an ostrich egg for 19 days, four hours and 32 minutes to publicize a book called The Egg and I. And in perhaps his most outlandish publicity stunt, Mr.
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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.