This weekend we celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the gospel reading below, we read of the wedding at Cana and the miracle performed by Jesus as he changed water into wine. We read Mary’s remark to the waiters at the wedding feast: “Do whatever he tells you.” Mary was probably not surprised by the great abundance of wine Jesus created, she would have known his generous spirit. The abundance of wine that Jesus created signifies the abundance of God’s love for us.
May each of us strive to live our lives in accord with Mary’s command: “Do whatever he tells you,” for by doing this, we will encounter a life of abundance.
Gospel - Jn 2: 1-22
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.