2nd Sunday in Ordinary Times
2 Sunday in Ordinary Times
Scripture: John 2:1-11
There was a wedding at 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."
And 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."
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,
each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told them,
"Fill the jars with water."
So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them,
"Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter."
So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,
without knowing where it came from- although the servers who had drawn the water knew -, the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
"Everyone serves good wine first,
and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now."
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.
Welcome back to all of those who are following Faith Molloy. I hope and pray that you had happy and healthy holidays, and that our prayers for you were felt in your hearts.
Today we reflect on Mary's words to the servers - "Do whatever He tells you".
These words of instruction are not only meant for the servers but they are for us as well. Our heavenly mother, the mother of our Lord instructing us, leading us, as any good mother would do to what will make us truly happy, to what would give us joy and life. "Do whatever He tells you", is the sagest advice anyone could ever give, because if God tells us to do something, it is for our benefit. We are called to go into the desert as Jesus did, that quiet alone place to pray, to converse with God and listen. If we spend that time listening to the Lord will make known what He desires from us. Be warned, He may lead us where we do not want to go, but if we do whatever He tells us, then just as at the wedding in Cana where the best wine was served after, so too with God it just keeps getting better. " Have a blessed New Year - God bless - Fr. Jordan Turano, OP - Chaplain Molloy College
Saint of the Day: St. Sulpicius
Sulpicius, also called Sulpice and Pius, was the son of wealthy parents, who renounced the idea of marriage and devoted himself even from his youth to all kinds of good works, and especially to care for the poor. When he became Bishop of Bourges in 624, he fought for the rights of his people against King Dagobert's minister, Lullo. Sulpicius attended the Council of Clichy in 627. He was known for his austerities and holiness, and is reported to have converted all the inhabitants of Bourges to Christianity with his holiness and charity. He resigned his Bishopric late in life to devote himself to the poor. The famous St. Sulpice Seminary in Paris is named after him. His feast day is January 17.
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Ecclesiastes Frontispiece, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2006, The Saint John's Bible, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.