Monday, January 11, 2010

John 2:1-11

Epiphany 2 - Year C

John 2:1-11

Ahh, the magic three-day time-frame. What can't happen on a third-day!

Immediately prior to this is a call to Philip and Nathanael. They are promised a variation of Jacob's ladder, with "the Son of Man" as a ladder upon which angels scamper to-and-fro. You can almost hear these newly-called talking after their initial experience, "All very exciting now, I think we need to see what happens on the the third day before we believe more deeply than exclaiming an honored title."

Turns out it was an experience that confirmed their call. Mary's angelic messenger was extra speedy running up and down that ladder. Water was turned to wine: Jesus' whine was turned to sign.

Well, by metaphoric definition, this is a third-day - as is any ordinary day. What can't happen on a third day! Are you still looking to find out? Let us know what you find.

[Note: Metaphoric definitions are the best kind. Go ahead, make some up.]

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