There was acollege student who said she did not believe in God. The professor asked these questions, "What kind of God do you not believe in? Do you think effect follows cause regularly enough so that we can count on the sunrise each day?" She admitted that it did. He asked again, "Do you think there has to be some kind of conscious intelligence that may have planned it all?" "Why it must have been," she admitted. "Well," the professor continued, "if you're confident of that, you're more certain in your belief of God than a lot of clergymen and professors of theology I know."
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.