Teaching Link: People Jesus Met: The Wedding Party
In the story, there are two marks of exclusion: those invited/not invited-rituals exclusively for Jews. In what ways are people excluded today? In society? Our own lives? In the church?
Think of a time that you were excluded. How did it make you feel?
Are there times when you have excluded others?
In the story, Jesus replaced the "water of purification" with the "wine of celebration." Sometimes because of our self perception, we exclude ourselves. As a community, how can we help each other celebrate the love and welcome that God extends to us through Jesus?