Jesus and the joy of drinking - part 2 - John Van Sloten

September 20, 2009

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The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners.
Jesus speaking about himself in Luke 7:34, NIV

Do you suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused? Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? The sun, the moon, and the stars have been worshipped. Shall we then pluck them out of the sky?
Reformational leader Martin Luther

Psychologists have measured alcoholís effects and note that it does two things; first is causes you to rate your actual self higher relative to your ideal self (the disparity being a primary cause of melancholy).
Second, it causes to look at yourself less in general
(which takes your eye off of the disparity altogether).
Paraphrased from Social Psychology, Brehm, Kassin, Fein and Burke, 2008

Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
God through the prophet Isaiah 55:1, NIV

A jug of sour wine was standing by. Someone put a sponge soaked with the wine on a javelin and lifted it to his mouth. After he took the wine, Jesus said, "It's done . . . complete."
Bowing his head, he offered up his spirit.Ē
The last thing Jesus drank on the cross, in John 19:29-30, MSG


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January 27, 2017
We human have
No Power.
May be too less
To fulfill our
Wish.
Only Lord Saved us
Provide breathed
And Food
Great Almighty

Rathi
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April 22, 2016
I have lifted my glass of beer and wine up to God in thanks and my daily bread.
John Gould (via YouTube)
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September 09, 2009
This guys talks are actually interesting.

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