The Life of the Party

weddinnJesus, the winemaker. I bet anyone who attended Sunday school knows what Jesus’ first recorded miracle was. He turned water into wine. It is easy to miss the point in this passage. Many people have often used abused this account in Cana to make a case for drunkenness. Others have gone to great lengths to prove that the wine made by Jesus was not alcoholic. These are just a few examples of how we can twist scripture to fit our rigid religiosity. But there’s something utterly liberating about this account of Jesus at a wedding. Personally, I am not so much amazed that Jesus turned water into wine as I am amazed that Jesus was at a wedding in the first place. Continue reading The Life of the Party