"How can she be so stupid?" I asked my wife. Driving east, we came to a four-way stop.
A car heading west arrived at the intersection just after we did. The woman driver had her
left-turn signal on. We went first, proceeding east across the intersection. Suddenly, there
she was, about to make a left turn directly into us. We both stopped abruptly making
furious eye contact. I gestured that we had the right-of-way. "Where did she get her
license?" I thought.
She angrily pointed at the front of our vehicle. What part of my old Ford pickup didn't
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.