Thursday, April 05, 2007

The reason for the season

I'm not religious. This means that to me Easter is about delicious food. Hot cross buns, chocolate, the chill of winter, a nice glass of something fabulous...

Obviously, whether you're religious or not, Jesus had a bit to offer. Water into wine, anyone? Loaves and fishes (which I take to mean bagels and smoked salmon)?

So, at this special time, WWJD?

I can tell you, Jesus would eat Easter eggs on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The man was not about restraint.

7 comments:

Cathi said...

Yes. I once heard a sermon about the Wedding at Cana (your water into wine example) and the priest explained that each water jar would have contained I think he said 100 litres of wine.

There were six of these at that wedding.

That's a lot of wine :) I have a great snapshot memory of various congregation members figuring out on their fingertips how many glasses that would be while they were listening :)

Vicus Scurra said...

Cathi poses an interesting theological conundrum. If there were really that much wine there, then can we rely upon the testimony of any of the attendees, whether they chose to include it in "the gospels" or not?

craft said...

Basically, Jesus showed up with a case or bourbon and some Coke. People had to think up a good story to excuse their behaviour...

"you should have seen it man, it was a freaking MIRACLE".

Stephen said...

Since it's Passover, right now he'd be eating a lot of matza and complaining of constipation.

Martha said...

oops, my devious alter-ego has been revealed, craft is in fact ME.

I'm a bit drunk. Bloody Jesus.

Sarah said...

I think Easter is a bilk, a sham, a jip. It's a whacking great poke in the eye to chocolate lovers everywhere. I mean, a bajillion dollars for a hollow egg? The money to chocolate ratio is the product of a diabolical conspiracy. And El Diablo is not the reason for the season.

Martha said...

Maybe Jesus didn't want us to get fat.