When it comes to modern-day society, political correctness is the word of the day. Any comments that are seen as intolerant or insensitive are deeply frowned upon. However, what if something truly needs to be said, something that isn't necessarily politically correct? When Jonah finally went to Nineveh, the message God had for him to give wasn't one that would be tolerant of the Ninevites and their lifestyle: "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!" (v. 4). Imagine God telling someone to give this kind of message in New York or Washington DC.
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.