Peter Fitch spoke today about John 2, the story of Jesus turning water into wine. This was Father’s Day, but it was also the Sunday closest to Juneteenth, World Refugee Day, and National Indigenous Peoples Day. The mother of Jesus knew that it was time for a change. Jesus didn’t think so, but he followed her lead. The mother of Emmet Till, the 14 year old who was killed in Mississippi in 1955 for offending a white woman at a store, insisted on an open casket so that people could see what had been done to her son. It is believed that 600,000 people walked past his coffin over three days when he was returned to Chicago. Three months later, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus, and soon the Civil Rights Movement was underway. Jesus took the old system and produced something better. So did Emmet Till’s mother and the other heroes of that day. Peter thinks we need new and better wine now.