Illuminous Mysteries: Wedding at Cana (Vietnamese Community)

John 2:1-5: On the third day there was a wedding in 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.” 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.” 

Here we find “the great maternal counsel, which Mary addresses to the Church of every age: ‘Do whatever he tells you’” (Pope John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 21).

In this mystery, Mary’s intercession plays a central role. Our Lady reveals to us the confidence needed to request a work from Christ. Even when refused, she expresses trust: “do whatever he tells you.” She does not doubt her son’s mercy.

Finally, the wine Christ makes is truly excellent, far superior to what had been first consumed. In this way the life of Jesus fulfills and enriches all the promises of God which had come before. The revelation of Moses in the burning bush, the parting of the Red Sea, the manna and water in the wilderness, the miracles of Elijah … all water compared to the wine of the new law of the Gospel. The wonders of old cannot compete with the works of Christ.

For us, the church, that we will become more aware of the beauty of God’s plan for marriage, and its vital role in today’s society.

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  • Sharon Brewer 4 years

    Prayerful and beautiful. Thank you.