sacramental life

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Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?

1 Corinthians 6:15

“Christ used the flesh and blood of Mary for his life on earth, the Word of love was uttered in her heartbeat. Christ used his own body to utter his love on earth; his perfectly real body, with bone and sinew and blood and tears; Christ uses our bodies to express his love on earth, our humanity.

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A Christian life is a sacramental life, it is not a life lived only in the mind, only by the soul; through the bodies of men and women Christ toils and endures and rejoices and loves and dies; in them he is increased, set free, imprisoned, restrained.

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california wine-crush!

it’s the monday giggles: (And in honor of ‘Our Lady of the Grapes’…)

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novinophobia: (noun)

the fear of running out of wine.

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1 grape cluster = 1 glass

75 grapes = 1 cluster

4 clusters = 1 bottle

40 cclusters = 1 vine

1 vine = 10 bottles

1200 clusters = 1 barrel

1 barrel = 60 gallons

60 gallons = 25 cases

30 vines = 1 barrel

400 vines = 1 acre

1 acre = 5 tons

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Daniel Susco in his interesting article

Have Another Glass : 7 Weird Facts about Grapes & Wine outlines for us…

people have been growing grapes for 8,00 years,

Noah grew them,

the oldest grape-producing vine is in Slovenia,

the oldest known winery is from 4000 B.C.,

red wine may help prevent heart disease,

Ancient Greek wine was very strong,

*an entire bottle of wine can fit into a Starbuck’s Trenta Cup.


(*I may have made that last one up myself.)

hugs n’ blessings and may your giggles burst more than your wine skins!

“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”  Matthew 9:17