Second Sunday OT C 2019
In the Gospel scene of the wedding feast of Cana, notice what happens when the mother of Jesus enters the scene. Mary sees that they have run out of wine. For the gentle and pious mother of Jesus, her reaction might see quite shocking. A wedding without wine is like ourselves celebrating the Eucharist without a commitment – a sacrilege. Mary refused to accept a wedding feast without joy. Following the example of Mary, may our discipleship of the Lord Jesus be filled with much joy.
There is a wonderful similarity between the miracle at the wedding feast of Cana and the multiplication of the loaves and the fish to feed 5,000 people. Jesus took the humble gift of the small boy with his five loaves and two fish and fed 5,000 people. In the wedding feast, when they had run out of wine, Jesus transformed the water into an abundance of the best wine.
The similarity between the two miracles is that Jesus took the little that people provided and transformed it into an overabundance. Such is the lavishness of God’s love for us. The extravagance of God ‘s love is on display at the wedding feast of Cana. The extravagance of God’s love is on display when we share what we have in the service of others.