Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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Disclaimer: I am not a theologian, just a Catholic empty-nester trying to figure it all out. The views on this blog are my own.

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

----The Wedding at Cana-----
Let me say this before I move on: this Homily totally blew my mind. Even though I'm in my 50's, my faith is still in the child-like stages. I'm learning things weekly that I feel I should have known before now, but never made connections. Maybe I never really paid attention to what Father was saying, even though I thought I was. Writing down key points of the Homily is definitely helping me see connections and relations, as well as pointing me in the right direction of how to live my life.
Obviously, when Mary tells Jesus the wine is running low during the wedding celebration, He doesn't argue with her. He doesn't look at her and make noises; He simply reminds her that it isn't yet His time. And, Mary doesn't argue with Him; she simply looks at the servants and tells them to do whatever He tells them to do. 
That was my first 'aha'. She tells them to put their trust in Him, listen, and do what He tells them to. Isn't that what we should be doing in our Prayer Life? Or, better yet, in our life
I thought this passage was just conveying Jesus' first miracle. And that was all it was conveying. A wedding? How nice. As Father said, everyone wants weddings to be perfect, but they never are. There's always one little hitch; this one just happened to be running out of wine. Mary shows us that she is a mom...she's worried about running out of wine!
What did Jesus use? He used the jars that they used for washing their hands and feet. Then He did a little miracle of turning the water into wine. (Apparently it was the good stuff, too!) The water that cleansed the people was turned into wine, just as the wine is turned into Jesus' blood...that cleanses us. Father said that as they witnessed the water turned into wine, so we witness the wine turn into blood. 
AHA! The light came on! 
Do you keep a Mass Journal? What "aha" moment did you have during Mass or your service?


  1. I love this reading as well. I also think about how the Disciples, seeing this miracle start to truly trust and believe!

  2. Every time I hear a homily on this reading, I feel like I "get it" more. And what you shared does that, too! How wonderful that we can always glean something more from the words in Scripture!

  3. I will start following this blog, now that I've found it!! We are connected through your Life in a Small Town. How did I not know you also did this one? Excellent analogies pointed out, and right there all that time waiting to be pointed out! Thanks for sharing!


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