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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Feb 7, 2016

Matthew 26:29, John 2; Genesis 9; 1 Corinthians 11
"I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

All of us have a story of shame when it comes to alcohol. Either that as something we did while drinking or something that was done to us while someone else was drinking? How can Christ, in good conscience turn water to wine? I mean where does he get off knowing that some struggle with this? Is there a redemption for those who struggle? Is there sobriety for the addicted and is there a world that we can imagine where all the good gifts of God will be made new? How do we live in the tension between Eucharistic joy and alcoholic shame? Join us as we discuss the beauty and tragedy of alcohol.