On the third day, a wedding took place in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran out, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
And Jesus answered her, "What shall be done by me and what by you, O Woman? [ or, "A power in common works between you and me, O Woman."] [or, "Something still weaves between you and me, O Woman."] The hour when I can work out of myself alone has not yet come."
Then his mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
There were six stone jars set up there for the Jewish custom of ceremonial washing, each containing twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with fresh water."
And they filled them to the brim. And he said, "Now draw some out and take it to the Master of the feast. And they brought it to him.
Now when the Master of the feast tasted the water that had become wine, not knowing where it came from—for only the servants who had drawn the water knew—he called the bridegroom aside and said to him, "Everyone serves the choice wine first, and when the guests have drunk, then the lesser; but you have saved the best until now."
This, the beginning of the signs of the spirit that Jesus performed among human beings, happened at Cana in Galilee and revealed the creating spiritual power that worked through Him. The disciples' hearts opened, the power of faith began to stir in them, and they began to trust in him.
January 23, 2022
The choicest wines are the result of a long process. The right grapes, long
ripened, harvested at peak, aged for a long time. It is a process of controlled decay and preservation—it keeps the juice from spoiling and creates a drink that gladdens, a drink that even has medicinal properties.
The state of spirituality in Christ’s time was like wine: harvested, aged, preserved. The problem was that for hundreds of years, there had been no new harvest. No prophet, no new inspiration. No new spiritual wine to gladden, to strengthen, to heal human hearts. The choicest of spiritual wines had been served long before; now, there remained only the lesser.
Christ came to establish a new kind of spiritual wine, out of a new kind of winemaking: wine taken from the lifesprings of the earth herself; wine processed by the highest spiritual being; wine infused with new healing spiritual power for human hearts.
And it has its effect. ‘The disciples’ hearts opened, and the power of faith began to stir in them, and they began to trust in him.’
They began to trust that something new was happening on earth—a new process that would wed the human soul to its intended spirit bridegroom. A new wine was being produced, a wine that would heal the wound that separates us from God.
This process is recreated anew in The Act of Consecration. We have come together to celebrate the ongoing wedding feast of humanity; we drink the wine taken from the life-springs of the earth herself; wine transformed by the highest spiritual master, infused with new healing spiritual power for human hearts. We drink the wine changed by Him into strengthening, healing medicine, gladdening hearts at the marriage feast of the human and the divine.