On his visit to the temple, Jesus amazed the Jewish teachers with his intelligent answers
and proved himself a child prodigy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was another child
prodigy who amazed his elders with his musical talent.
The story is told that when Mozart was two years old, he was taken to visit a farm. When
he heard a pig squeal, the young Mozart called out "G-sharp." Anxious to see if he was
right, someone ran inside to a piano and struck G-sharp. Everyone was amazed to
discover that little Mozart was correct. All who heard him were amazed at his intelligent
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.