Jan 17, 2013
Focus reading: John 2:1-11
I believe the message of John 2:1-11 is this: We are a new people of God created by his gift of love. A love which is so generous that it can not be measured. We are all invited to a banquet, a celebration of that love.
That's a celebration which should begin now, just as John obviously believed it had already begun, in Cana in Galilee. Therefore as a church and as individual Christians, out of thanksgiving for this wonderful gift of love, and a desire that others might know this love, we should be inviting others to join with us in the celebration. And we should not be afraid that the wine, or bread will run out, there is far more than enough for all.
Questions for thought or discussion:
• What do you think of the image of the Kingdom of God being like a wedding banquet?
• What is your reaction to the idea that as a member of the church you are in fact an invited guest to a great celebration?
• How do you feel about inviting others to your part of that celebration? (Inviting people to be part of your church community?)