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?
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!
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.”
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29th January 2015
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
The difference between a wedding and a funeral?
Well at a funeral people walk past a hearse, church and funeral cortège without even raising their heads or making eye contact with anyone involved. Maybe a show of respect or acknowledgement of the solemnity of death.
A wedding dress and best bib and tucker (with button hole) perhaps attract the good memories of family occasions, while a black clad gathering has the opposite effect.
A wedding – passers by stand and stare or just stand and smile – in a dream-like state.
Perhaps it is easier to be happy with someone than mourn with them.