"You know I can't play football after school," said David. "I have to go home and do my daily chores around the house." With an "awshucks" look on his face, Frank said, "But can't you forget the chores just one day? After all, everybody's gonna be there." "Frank, you know I want to be there, but my folks depend on me getting those jobs done after school." "But, why can't they do them? That's adult stuff. You should be doing kid stuff with all of us. Come on!" pleaded Frank.
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.