“Tis the good r…


“Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakeably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflections on The Marriage Feast At Cana

Blessed Isaac of Stella, Jesus said, “I have power in common with my Father, weakness with my mother.”

Six represents the human striving – as the six days of work – the seventh is the wine changed from H2O.

  Maximus of Turin, “The One who changed H2O out of nothing could change that same H2O into wine.

Cana Was the First Sign

ImageAddressing the expectant servants, he said, “Fill the jars with water.” The servants promptly obeyed, and suddenly in a marvelous way the water began to acquire potency, take on color, emit fragrance and gain flavor – all at once it changed its nature completely! Now this transformation of the water from its own substance into another testified to the powerful presence of the Creator. Only he who had made it out of nothing could change water into something whose use was quite different. Dearly beloved, have no doubt that he who changed water into wine is the same as he was from the beginning has thickened it into snow and hardened it into ice. It is he who changed it into blood for the Egyptians and bade it flow from the dry rock for the thirsty Hebrews – the rock that, newly transformed into a spring was like a mother’s breast refreshing with its gentle flow a countless multitude of people.
Sermon 23 Maximus of Turin