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Context 2

Friday 22 January

How would the new fourteen unit rule speak to the ‘Wine at Cana’ incident’? The word bounty would be replaced with the accusation of binging and some serious questions ask about such gluttonous and dangerous behaviour.

Context has something to say.

Celebration and bounty seated in the New Testament context. What was expected, what was needed and the shame avoided for the wedding couple and family.

A different time, a different place, a different situation and different set of people and the ‘glory’ outcome would have been the same, the belief in Jesus would have been the same.

The context would have different!

  

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Context 1

Thursaday 21 January

Jesus at the ‘Cana’  incident, acted in the moment and specifically to the problem in front of him, and so ‘revealed his glory’. There is something wholly appropriate to the moment and the people involved. 

It grates with me when the moment and the person and kingdom hits against the rule and the rule takes precedence. 

Jesus creates wine not a buffet, he uses the people and objects at hand and his grace is revealed.

Go, do likewise. Deliver God grace in context.

Jesus Work

Wednesday 20 January 

High in the Yorkshire Dale, remote and wild, we slow down, talk, listen and ruminate.

At the Cana Wedding Jesus couldn’t initially be involved beyond being a guest. ‘My time is not now!’

We are looking at time scales and the possible.

Jesus did the impossible and his disciples began to believe in him.

What can I do today that tastes of Jesus work?

  

Found Present

Monday 18 January

This wedding in Cana; Jesus, his crew and his mother. We don’t know how many others other than wine ran out and was replenished in large amounts. We don’t even know whose wedding it was the everyone was celebrating.

But is was an occasion that was not unusual for the day. A large gathering and a large celebration. And God was there in the centre of the celebration. 

No quiet mediation here. Just an ordinary joyful occasion marking the changing of lives. Another place God was found present!

The Ordinary

Sunday 17 January

The Wedding at Cana and the water into wine. My skill is the reverse of the story.

The plain and ordinary becomes fruitful and magnificent.

Cannot God take the ordinariness of our very selves and make it fruitful and magnificent?

Mary,at the same wedding, got it spot on! “Do what He tells you.” 

 

A Vision.

3rd February 2014

The special prayer that goes with the reading of theWedding at Cana reading is prayed thus:

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

A simple reliance on something beyond ourselves and our control.

In this season of revealings, we are told to rely, depend on, that which is other. The word ‘wonder’ sums up our readiness to receive that which can sustain us in times of joy or sorrow.

This is the vision given at the Wedding at Cana.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Ordinary

29th January 2015

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A wedding, a celebration, guests including Jesus, his disciples and his mother. Ordinary, ordinary ordinary! Again Jesus in a normal situation and yet showing something new

The Son of God and sharer in humanity.

Yes, Jesus shared wine, dance and celebrated at a wedding

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church