Duccio Di Buoninsegna (c.1260-1318), The Marriage Feast at Cana
This is one of my favourite Bible stories, ever since childhood! It was magical to a kid, Jesus turning water into wine :-)
Then, in my Oxford interview (aged 17 and VERY scared and nervous), one of the interviewers (there were three) tossed a Greek New Testament at me and barked, 'Translate the page on which it falls open!' *gulp*
Yes, it was John 2, and I can't pretend I knew all the Greek, but I did know the story verbatim, so I calmly 'translated' :-D
And while they didn't show it, I think they were quietly impressed by this Northern girl from a rural school, and I'm sure that's why I got in - and later enjoyed the best 3 years ever as a student!
Word for the Week
Can you believe the card I drew from Mary's Rediscovery Cards to ponder this coming week??
Well, what d'ya know? Weddings are fun (a dear friend is getting married for the first time next month - can't wait!), and while Lent doesn't have a reputation of being fun, the story above certainly does! It shows the miracle of abundance, overflowing generosity as gallons and gallons of water are turned into wine :-)
And even though, I'm not a PINK kinda gal, I do think the card's an eye-popping, fun colour - exuding life and exuberance!
(had fun saturating the colour on these lilies!)
(found this photo in my archive - can't remember why I gathered all the pink things I could find...)
And to be honest, after the pains of last week, I'm ready to have some
PS Don't forget to scroll down and see this week's fun Giveaway...