The problem was worse than ever. A few weeks ago there were so many people giving ideas and suggestions for a solution that Susan did not know what to think. At least now there were only a few people expressing ideas. Still, Susan could not decide which way to choose. One day one solution sounded as if it would work best and then the next day she could see the value of a different one. Some of her co-workers were getting annoyed with her indecision. Susan was not going to let that force her to make an imprudent choice. She would just have to endure their anger and unkind remarks.
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.