Wedding at Cana

Everyone has heard about the first miracle of Jesus in which he changes water into wine at a wedding feast.  It is a scripture passage that not only shows the first great sign of Jesus but also reveals a very personal interaction between the Blessed Mother and Jesus. As it turns out, Jesus proves to be a good son who does what his mother asks him to do, even though Jesus did not believe that it was the time to reveal his great and miraculous power.

It makes sense, doesn’t it?  After all, what son would refuse his mother when she asks him to intercede?  Mary asks not for herself but rather for another in need, and Jesus responds. It is instructive to note that Mary does not tell Jesus what to do. Instead she simply identifies the need and trusts that Jesus will respond n love.  Isn’t this why we should avail ourselves of the intercession of the Blessed Virgin when we need our prayers to be answered?

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,
and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said to him,
“They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her,
“Woman, how does your concern affect me?
My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servers,
“Do whatever he tells you.”
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,
each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told them,
“Fill the jars with water.”
So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them,
“Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.”
So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,
without knowing where it came from
(although the servers who had drawn the water knew),
the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
“Everyone serves good wine first,
and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;
but you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him.

Let the Blessed Mother be your advocate with the Lord Jesus!

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