I’m sitting at the MVD waiting for my number to be called bored out of my mind. So I thought I would pose the question that has been rattling in my mind the past few days. Did Jesus ever get a buzz?
I think we would all agree that Jesus drank. It’s hard to be accused as a drunkered if you never drink. It would be like accusing an starving Ethiopian of being a glutton. And we know Jesus never got drunk, because that would have been a sin. But what about that fuzzy area of preintoxication? Did Jesus ever get a buzz?
I had read a post from a fellow beer blogging brother (I’ll post a link when I find it again) that pointed out how he thought it was perfectly fine to get a buzz when drinking. He quoted a verse about wine making the heart merry or something like that. It was very interesting to me.
There is a clear point when you are drinking that you still have complete control of your functions, but the alcohol has brought an extra smile to your face. I don’t think it is odd that God created alcohol so it can bring joy. I think we are the ones that abuse it and take it the level that God never intended.
So did Jesus drink to the point that he got a buzz? Did he drink until he got that nice warm feeling inside? Did he drink to that point when it was a little easier to laugh at your friends dumb jokes? I know this might be blasphemous, but I have to know.
Update: The article that I read was from Puritan Pub. Go check it out. It has a great quote from Luther.