Tuesday, August 19, 2003

A meditation on turning water into wine...

It struck me that these several lines, from a commentary on St. John's Gospel by St. Augustine, are particularly appropriate since we live in the general vicinity of vineyards. Augustine says "For he who made wine that day at the marriage feast...performs the same miracle each year in vines. Just as what the servants had put into the water-jars was changed into wine by the agency of the Lord, so what the clouds pour forth is changed into wine by the agency of the same Lord. We do not marvel at this, simply because it happens each year; familiarity has dulled our capacity for wonder. But it should demand of us a more profound consideration than something which once happened in some water-jars."

Food (drink?) for thought!

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