The servants and guests at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee must have, been abundantly blessed and inspired as they glimpsed a little of Jesus' redemptive mission when he turned the water into wine. Let us look for the underlying and complete meaning back of this beautiful incident —the interpretation and feeling one may gain from the study of Jesus' act. Mary Baker Eddy in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," gives us this definition of "wine" as follows (p. 598): "Inspiration; understanding." Thus one may begin to understand the significance of the inspiration and joy imparted to the humble servitors and the guests at the wedding.

The law of Principle—the law of supply and demand—was unfolded here by Jesus not alone as a means for satisfying a human need; his act was indigenous to his spirituality and may be construed to mean the pointing of the way to spiritual inspiration. Jesus' teachings and demonstrations were in direct opposition to human philosophy and natural science laws. Mrs. Eddy in her book "Unity of Good" explains the modus operandi employed by the Master in his inspirational demonstrations of the unfoldment of Principle's laws, in these words (p. 11): "He annulled the laws of matter, showing them to be laws of mortal mind, not of God. He showed the need of changing this mind and its abortive laws. He demanded a change of consciousness and evidence, and effected this change through the higher laws of God."

April 4, 1953

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