Well, the “cat is out of the bag”! A certain worker discovers that the owner of his company has physical ailments and family problems which are unknown to the public at large. However, these burdens have taken a toll on the owner and there are plans to sell the company. The owner is seeking a friendly buyer to purchase the company. Yet the owner is open to buyers bidding from overseas. This could be either good news or bad news for the employees of the company. How does the person who discovers this knowledge -- which has been kept secret thus far -- respond to this revealed mystery?
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.