Everyone at Queen Elizabeth Middle School loved the vice-principal, Mrs. Johnston.
Mrs. Johnston, as well as being in charge of school discipline, taught history. What made
Mrs. Johnston so loveable was the fact that she never commanded her students; she asked
them. Even those whom she disciplined commented that she never raised her voice, never
said, "Do this!" Rather, she would say things like, "Why don't you...?" or "Don't you
think it would be good if you...?" She never abused her authority. She gently applied it on
her students. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
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.