The word Paul uses to describe God's working for goodness in the creation is sunergei and it is the word we usually translate as synergy. Consider that it literally means "working with." God put his Spirit in you so that he could work with you to proclaim the good and preserve the good, and promote the good within the creation. You are a partner with God. You, who according to Paul, have been chosen, called, justified, and ultimately will be glorified, you are God's partner in the ongoing process of creation as you work together for God in all things.
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.