There are moments in our lives that we will cherish forever. For Bill Mazeroski it was his home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the seventh game of the world series of 1960. For Todd Benzinger it was squeezing the foul fly ball that completed the world series sweep for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 World Series. For Pat Day it was riding Lil E. Tee to victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby. How many moments like these do we have? Moments that are indelibly imprinted on our memories.
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.