A PBS documentary on Queen Elizabeth highlighted one of the more poignant moments
during that dreadful year, 1992, when so much went wrong for the Queen and her family.
On November 20, a small fire broke out in the Queen's private chapel and spread quickly
to other parts of the castle. As the fire raged and smoke billowed from the castle, Queen
Elizabeth arrived by car to survey the damage. The Queen's face does not usually give
away her emotion, but on this sad occasion one could see the dismay and sadness. I
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.