Loser's Guide to Life
At the marriage at Cana they had water on offer. Jesus's mother said that was a sorry thing to give people at a wedding reception. Jesus tasted it. Not bad, but it needed a certain something.
—Fraser Sutherland, “The Missing Life of Christ” (In the Village of Alias, 1985).
In another story, “The Man Who Couldn’t Leave Other Men’s Women Alone”, Sutherland coins the term “border reiver syndrome”, to mean a compulsion to poach other people's stuff. It's more than just covetousness, because it seems to stem from a profound dissatisfaction with one's own stuff.
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