Richard Feynman was a physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project. He was present on the day that the first nuclear bomb was set off in the desert of Nevada. Being a genuine genius, and not big on obedience for the sake of obedience, he decided that he would not follow the instruction to watch the blast through dark glasses. Since he knew that ordinary glass will stop ultraviolet light, he instead climbed into a truck and watched the explosion. In his autobiographical book, Surely, You're Joking, 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.