I tend to agree with Frederick Buechner.

Unfermented grape juice is a bland and pleasant drink, especially on a warm afternoon mixed half-and-half with ginger ale.

It is a ghastly symbol of the life blood of Jesus Christ, especially when served in individual antiseptic, thimble-sized glasses.

Wine is booze, which means it is dangerous and drunk-making. It makes the timid brave and the reserved amorous. It loosens the tongue and breaks the ice especially when served in a loving cup. It kills germs.

As symbols go, it is a rather splendid one.”

Jip, I tend to agree 🙂


One thought on “Wine

  1. Wow…I really like that analogy.
    Kinda brings to mind the quote from CS Lewis, about how Aslan is not a tame lion…
    As a culture, I think we have come to value safety and security far too highly..

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