Wednesday, August 4
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Tag: gospel

Random Thoughts on John 2:1-11 from a Lector

Religion, Scripture, Theology
Yesterday, I read the scripture at church and made a mistake (horrors!). I completed a sentence I thought was unfinished in my copy. I recited:  Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons of water. I added the water in. In fact, the next sentence has Jesus telling the servants to fill the stone water jars to the brim with water. Other than I roll my eyes at myself when I make a mistake reading, there is nothing remarkable about this mistake. BUT I began wondering why the jugs were not already full. Why? I did a quick internet search (thank you for the internet!!) and found this information: Purification rites had to be done with running water All natural spring water, providing it is clean and has not been...