The late Fred Rogers was a beloved children's television personality and also a minister.
He had this to say about how to handle anger: "Confronting our feelings and giving them
appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to
acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges
anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our
sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It
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.