Am I the only one on this link up who ever wears the same thing to Mass? Do you know how long I’ve been wanting to wear this dress again only to stop myself because, “What can I post on WIWS? It will be the same dress! And I don’t have any new accessories!”
But today, warm temperatures and the painful memories of last Sunday’s fashion blunder made me slip on the lovely Land’s End number that nearly destroyed my marriage. (I kid, I kid.) Thankfully, I did succeed in removing all the Martinmas duck blood stains from the front.
The only difference is I’m wearing new slippers and I’m drinking wine in honor of Vino Sunday. If you’re not familiar, Vino Sunday is called such because the Gospel includes the miracle of Christ turning water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana.
It’s one of my favorite bible passages and today, I felt like I actually gleaned something from it.
2 And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there.
2 And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine.
4 And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? my hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.
6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece.
7 Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now, and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it.
9 And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine, and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water; the chief steward calleth the bridegroom,
10 And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee; and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him. -John 2:1-11
Mary turned to Jesus and simply said, they’re out of wine. Jesus said it wasn’t time. Mary told the stewards to listen to what Jesus asked them to do and then Jesus turned the water to wine.
It is the perfect mother, child exchange. Mary asks her son to do something, without nagging, and Jesus although originally saying His hour had not come, obediently does what His mother asks anyway without complaint. In my house exchanges are typically, “Byron, can you please get Fulton a drink? (silence as Byron hasn’t “heard” my request) “BYRON! I SAID GET FULTON A DRINK!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHY DO I HAVE TO RAISE MY VOICE TO GET STUFF DONE AROUND HERE!!!” To which Byron usually does what I ask begrudgingly before hiding from me for the rest of the day.
Although I can’t expect my children to miraculously change my tap water to wine (wouldn’t that be the greatest thing ever though??) I can learn from Mary’s example of the power of a gentle request. Which I really need as I’ve been a real bear today…and maybe the past few days. (Although based on all the praise my husband gave my looks today, you wouldn’t know it. ) If I can get through this week with half as much yelling on my part, things will be so much the better. And if I can instill in my children the fact that Christ obeyed Mary, even though He is God, perhaps they will cut me some slack as well.
And now back to our regularly scheduled fashion post, linked up as usual with the always stylish, always original, ladies at Fine Linen and Purple. I’m pretty sure they never wear the same outfit more than once and that they always obey their mothers.