The restaurant was one of those theme restaurants. The interior decoration was theatrical and festooned with nautical paraphernalia. The food servers all wore different costumes and the menu featured "cutesy" names for basic food. The whole restaurant was "style over substance:" The food was cold, the service poor and the seating crowded.
The restaurant customer was upset. He went to the costumed waiter and said, "I want to see someone in authority. I want to see someone wearing the symbols of authority -- a jacket and tie!"
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.