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I – “Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.”
Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.”
She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.”
Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with water.” And they filled them to the brim.
“Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host,” Jesus said, and they did.
When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn’t know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom, “Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you’ve saved the best till now!”
This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him.”
(John 2:1-11 – The Message)
II – “And stop constantly conforming yourselves to…this age…but on the contrary, be progressively transformed (transfigured; changed in form and semblance) by the renewing…the making-back-up-new again of the intellect; pertaining to the faculties of perceiving and understanding; of the mindset, disposition, inner orientation, and world view] into the [situation and condition for] you…to be habitually examining in order to be testing and, after scrutiny, distinguishing and approving what [is] God’s will(design; purpose; resolve; intent)…” (Romans 12:2 – JMNT)
III – “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
– George Bernard Shaw
IV – It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
– C. S. Lewis
V – “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein
VI – “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.” – Kahlil Gibran
VII – “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer