Christy did not want to take a Latin class. The class in marketing that she wanted was
already full. Her advisor encouraged her to take an introductory course in Latin. He
reasoned that it would fit nicely into her schedule and would fill the humanities block
toward her degree.
Christy signed up for the class, even though she did not want to, hoping that the class she
wanted would amazingly open for her. The first week of class she sat staring at the clock
on the wall, counting down the minutes until the end of class. Those fifty minutes were
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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.