Acts 1:1-11 Isn’t it interesting that Jesus is still eating after he is in a risen body? I suppose it was one of the ways he proved that he was alive. It is interesting but may not be important to know what kind of bodies we will have when we go home to be with him. What will they serve in that banquet that has no end? I hope there will be ice cream! And more crudely, are there lavatories to get rid of the excess? It may be fun to speculate about such things, but it is useless and only sends us down blind alleys.
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.