Dr. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, once had a troubled clergyman come to him for help. His work schedule was overwhelming. Dr. Jung suggested that he work eight hours a day, get eight hours of sleep at night, and spend the remaining hours in his study all alone in quiet. The clergyman agreed to follow this plan. He worked only eight hours and in the evening he went into his study, played a few Chopin etudes and finished a Herman Hesse novel. The next evening he read Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain and played a Mozart sonata.
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.