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.
Apparently Mizbish has never been the unmarried adult son at a family gathering. I can assure you from personal experience that he is always the one who gets tagged to make the beer (or given the culture, wine) run.
Another thing about mothers and sons - at this point, Mary is probably the one person living to whom Jesus has revealed the plan. He sees to be to me to be looking forward to the time when there would be a feast for which he would provide the wine - one that we celebrate every week.
Another guy named Dan
It seems to me the marriage feast at Cana is cause to celebrate...no matter how bad things seem. The wedding scenes in Fiddler on the Roof and, if I recall correctly, Guns of Navarrone celebrated the continuation of life despite seemingly impossible odds.
When I ask myself: is there any good news out there? It would be nice to see bird/animal photos, some beautiful art, or some links to some majestic music, I see the Sunday lectionary post.
At actually Saturday's vigil Mass, our Priest mentioned how Jesus wanted to join us in our celebrations of life. God wants to be with us in our lives, good, bad, or indifferent, not just someone we turn to in times of distress. He wants to be invited to our parties, our wedding receptions (especially where one family isn't certain of the other), our graduations, our celebrations, and our feasts. Of course, God also wants to be with us when the car won't start, the spouse is a jerk, the kids are impossible, the boss is inane, and the friend's don't call. God wants to be an integral part of our lives because he loves and cares for us. And, whatever hardships we endure, Jesus also endured, so He gets it; He understands fully the human condition, which is in large part the beauty of Christianity. If only I could remember and apply these simple truths.