8. TO PRESERVE
"Every man at first sets forth the good wine, and when they have drunk freely, then that which is poorer. But thou hast kept the good wine until now".
Preserve love for every season. This is what reason dictates. And the Host praises the wedding party for keeping the good wine until the very end. This is not very prudent. The wisdom of love allows it to persist when it seems all is over. The miracle of transformed love, costs those who stay...despite or in spite of circumstances, in spite or in spite of reason, in spite of...in spite of...those who stay because of...the love they have received and keep. Like servants carrying water, faithful witnesses of transformation.