Sophia Gimenez, of Denver, has been keeping a continuous blog on her journey to be admitted to college. She has been keeping the blog on request by The Washington Post. She has been tracking the trials and tribulations of several high school students and their quest to be admitted to the college of their choice. Gimenez related how while sitting at the dinner table her mother opened an envelope from Scripps College in Claremont, California, only to read aloud that Sophia had been rejected. This was particularly disturbing because Scripps was her mother's alma mater.
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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.