If God is all powerful, can God make a rock so heavy that he can't lift it?"
It's a classic stumper, a question designed to show the triumph of reason over faith. This question and a host of others like it aim to expose those who put their trust in God as naïve, irrational, and childish. What questions like this really do, however, is show how impossible it is for our reason to even imagine something that has no limits. Faith is indeed naïve and irrational and childish. It is also to only way we have of seeing God.
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.