In St. Louis there is a place called the Magic House. One of the exhibits is a maze through which individuals are to find their way. The difficult part about this maze is that it is completely in the dark. No scary things jump out at you. You just can't see, and you must feel your way along. Sometimes you have to crawl. Sometimes you have to climb. Sometimes you slide down ramps. Before you enter the maze, an attendant tells you, "There are no dead ends. There is always a way out." Armed with the vital information, you can find your way through it.
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.