The food on which he feeds us is bread: the ordinary stuff of life. Here is how it comes to
That bread comes from stalks of wheat, harvested from out of the field. The wheat is cut
down in its prime by a sharpened blade. The severed remains of the plant are then
gathered up, and flailed and winnowed until the kernels emerge. Those kernels are then
carried to a central place and brutally crushed between two millstones.
The product that remains, in a humble pile on the mill floor, is the fine white powder we
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.