We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Two things about this, one of which didn't click for me until this morning.
I often only half jokingly offer this as evidence against the Dan Brown types that claim that Jesus was married when he began his ministry (some go so far as to say this must have been his own wedding). My take on this is that I can tell from personal experience that unless mothers have changed in the last 2000 years, a doubtful proposition, it's the unmarried son who gets tapped to make the beer run during the party.
The second thing, is that in verse 4, he is looking forward to a wedding feast for which he will provide the wine, that is the marriage of himself and the church, the feast and wine being his own body and blood.
anotherguy named Dan
Thank you for those ideas. It is a mystical feast indeed.
You'd think this story would end the idea that using alcohol is against Biblical or Christian teaching. Old Testament passages condemn being drunk rather than using wine (I dunno if beer or spirits ever come up). And I don't recall that the New Testament has anything against alcohol at all.
So, my imagination got working on this during yesterday's sermon...
Verse 10, "But you have kept the good wine until now" - -what would it taste like? not Merlot, not Chardonnay... it would have to be the most wonderful wine- Made by God Himself- no varietal name- no vintage year, just.......