"Vendetta" is the only Corsican word which has passed unchanged into the dictionaries of most of the world's languages. The vendetta code provides that an assault on a family's honor must be repaid in blood, and that that blood must be repaid in turn until one or both of the families are exterminated. In 1954, a donkey belonging to one man destroyed another's garden. The gardener castigated the donkey's owner. The donkey owner then shot and killed the garden owner. In subsequent years, there were several more violent deaths resulting from this incident.
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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.