Time is told by death, who doubts it? But time is always halved -- for all we know, it is
halved -- by the eye blink, the synapse, the immeasurable moment of the present. Time is
only the past and maybe the future; the present moment, dividing and connecting them, is
eternal. The time of the past is there, somewhat, but only somewhat, to be remembered
and examined. We believe that the future is there too, for it keeps arriving, though we
know nothing about it. But try to stop the present for your present scrutiny, or to measure
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.