Weekend Reflections for 1/15/16
The Wedding at Cana
"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." (Jn 2:11)
The Bible frequently uses the image of marriage to describe God's relationship with His people, with each person, each of His sons and daughters. Our God delights in us as a groom who is overwhelmed with the beauty of his bride; He gazes on us every moment with infinite compassion and love. He is fascinated with our uniqueness and marvels at our possibilities. As the wedding couple pledge their love and fidelity, so God pledges His unconditional love for each of us for all eternity and invites our response.
Jesus and his mother and disciples came to join the celebration, to witness their promises and pledge their support for the future. When the wine runs out, Jesus responds that it's not time yet for the full revelation of his glory and power, but Mary knows that it's time to begin. Jesus spares the couple the embarrassment and provides 150 gallons of exceptional wine! Our God is never stingy with His gifts and graces. Let us ask the Holy Spirit for the openness and ability to recognize all the signs of God's love and power in our lives, in life itself.