It is said that Albert Einstein kept two pictures of great scientists on his office wall: Sir
Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. In his later years, Einstein took down the
pictures of Newton and Maxwell and replaced them with two others: Mahatma Gandhi
and Albert Schweitzer, two of the most noted humanitarians of his day.
Someone asked him why he had made the change. Einstein replied that he was coming,
more and more, to appreciate that it is service, not science, that makes the difference in
life. "Only a life lived for others," he said, "is a worthwhile life."
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.