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John 2, 1-11

The Word of God

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they remained there a few days.

John 2, 1-11
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    • Mary had been invited to the wedding and Jesus came in her wake, with some of his friends. Then the crisis blew up - they were out of wine, possibly because of the extra guests that accompanied Jesus. Mary felt Jesus was ready for a push. She intervened, but discreetly, with few words: /They have no wine/. Like other young men, Jesus still felt unready, or reluctant to go public. He protested: /My hour is not yet come/. Mary did not take his words at face value. She sensed the hesitation in her son, and set him up to make the move and take his life in his hands. /Do whatever he tells you/, she said to the servants, and with those two comments she pushed her son into his public life. He told the stewards to fill the jars with water and serve out the choice wine: he performed his first sign.
    • Thank you, Lord, for the mothering that brought me to the point of taking my life in my own hands.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Mary had been invited to the wedding and Jesus came in her wake, with some of his friends. Then the crisis blew up - they were out of wine, possibly because of the extra guests that accompanied Jesus. Mary felt Jesus was ready for a push. She intervened, but discreetly, with few words: /They have no wine/. Like other young men, Jesus still felt unready, or reluctant to go public. He protested: /My hour is not yet come/. Mary did not take his words at face value. She sensed the hesitation in her son, and set him up to make the move and take his life in his hands. /Do whatever he tells you/, she said to the servants, and with those two comments she pushed her son into his public life. He told the stewards to fill the jars with water and serve out the choice wine: he performed his first sign.
    • Thank you, Lord, for the mothering that brought me to the point of taking my life in my own hands.