Re: Be not be drunk with wine... wine thread.
Well, because He didn't say that.
Originally Posted by nimblewillsgrace
And also, bread and wine are part of the Passover seder, it was the 'shadow' cast by our Master. The disciples would have know immediately what He was talking about.
Here's a little Jewish passover prayer for ya -
“Behold, this is the bread of affliction which our fathers ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in want come and celebrate the Passover with us. May it be God’s will to redeem us from all trouble and from all servitude. Next year at this season may the whole house of Israel be free.”
Unhappy is he who mistakes the branch for the tree, the shadow for the substance.