Mr. Finkelmann, principal of the high school, decided to try something different. The
year was 1970: Vietnam was still a matter of hot discussion in the nation and the school.
Experimental drugs and free lifestyles were in vogue, especially in the larger cities, and
youth were demanding more and more say in the governance of society.
Mr. Finkelmann proposed to have a group of students with whom he would consult in
matters of school policy and discipline. This group of students would be selected from
those who applied. No other stipulations were laid down.
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.