Why “6 stone jars?”

I thought I would start out the first entry of my blog by explaining why I chose “6 Stone Jars” as the name. My work is all about Christian marriage. Most of my work is in helping single Catholics who have the vocation to marriage, those who know or work with single Catholics, but extends into marriage preparation and helping married persons within their vocation. Utlimately, I am about wanting solid, happy, lifetime marriages that will bring Christ into their families, communities and society. The blog name comes from a scene in the Gospel of St. John that accounts the Wedding Feast of Cana:

Miracle at Cana – Jn 2:1-11

1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” 6 Now there were six stone jars set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. 9 When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, 10 and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

 

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