It was during the Stone Age that humans first began using flint to make tools. Flint was
used because it was easier to shape (knapp) than other stone, and once it was
shaped, it held its sharp edge longer. To knapp a piece of flint, one takes a larger stone or
a piece of antler, and repeatedly strikes the flint. Flakes of flint will fall off. When the
desired shape begins to appear, the antler is used to pry off smaller pieces of the flint until
the final product emerges. Where flint was scarcer, the larger flakes of flint which were
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.