They Have No Wine
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For 7 January 2023, Saturday before Epiphany, based on John 2:1-11
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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.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
08 January 2023 @ 12:52 am
What sounds like a Mother-Son- quibble leaves no doubt that Jesus does the right thing…and we have the assurance Jesus responds to us in the same way. Thanks, Connie
08 January 2023 @ 1:09 am
Thanks Sr. Connie, wonderful insight!
08 January 2023 @ 1:51 am
Thanks, Connie! A great reflection!
08 January 2023 @ 3:55 am
Thank you Connie, for this beautiful reflection of the transforming power of Hope. So true that the miracle begins when the need is recognized and the response of God is more than one can ask for or imagine.
08 January 2023 @ 4:11 am
Beautiful, Connie. I especially appreciate your reminder of the connection of this Cana story with the Resurrection and that our Chief Steward is the only one who can fill up our emptiness.
08 January 2023 @ 3:22 pm
Thank you for your beautiful reflection
Peggy Devlin, OP
12 January 2023 @ 7:34 am
Finally got to hear and appreciate your message – I especially love: “Do whatever He tells you!” Wish I would.
Marianne Watts, O.P.
16 January 2023 @ 12:53 pm
Thanks, Connie. Another inspirational message!