|REUBEN:||Yes, I agree, Hesseth
- it is worrying!|
|HESSETH:||Not just worrying,
Reuben! It's embarrassing and it's your fault too! You're the
master of the feast!|
|REUBEN:||True, but the amount
of wine I ordered was just right for the numbers you gave me.
|HESSETH:||Well, I hear Mary
of Nazareth, Joseph's widow, could come, so, of course, I invite
|REUBEN:||And her eldest
son, Jesus, too!|
|HESSETH:||But naturally, because
he's the one who carried on the business after Joseph died.|
|REUBEN:||And his helpers,
|HESSETH:||Mmmm..... I was caught
there. I was thinking of dear old Joab who used to help in the
carpenter's shop. I hadn't heard that Jesus had turned preacher
and gathered a group of disciples around him.|
|REUBEN:||A whole twelve of
them! Twelve extras, and that's not all.....<|
|HESSETH:||Look, Reuben, please
keep your voice down or my daughter and the bridegroom will hear
you. So I made a mistake and I'm sorry. Now, have you been able
to do anything about it?|
|REUBEN:||You know what the
wine supplies in Cana are like, Hesseth. Never an oversupply,
and we've cleaned them out! Not another litre left!|
|HESSETH:||But have you thought
|REUBEN:||I had a quiet word
to Mary of Nazareth.|
|HESSETH:||Don't embarrass me,
Reuben! She's one of the guests! You shouldn't have asked her!
What could she do, anyway?|
|REUBEN:||Just a hunch. I mean
- among that extra thirteen they might have come up with something.
|HESSETH:||And have they?
|REUBEN:||I have no idea. The
servants seemed to be doing something in the back room. Wait.
Here comes one of them now.||Reader:||John 2.8b-11.