Saint Peter sat in his celestial office and wondered at the sad state of affairs on earth. He needed more information. Perhaps a spy from heaven could find some redeeming value in the current state of affairs. He called in his purest and best angel, Saint Theresa. "Remain unstained. Give evidence. Make regular reports. I trust your judgment. For the rest, you're on your own." That's the way saints are supposed to operate. A couple of days later, Peter got a phone call. It was Theresa. "I'm in New York. Evil reigns here.
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.