The Family; A Means of Grace to the World
Marriage is a Vocation and a Sacrament
“ … there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the Mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage with His disciples.”
A young woman is set up on a blind date with a young man – a pediatrician. He comes across as nerdy and awkward, a shy, stumbling conversationalist who spills soup on his tie during dinner. As the woman is contemplating faking a headache and asking to be taken home early, the doctor’s beeper goes off. He is called to an emergency and invites her to come along, since it was on the way to her home. Seeing him interact with a sick child, she discovers a tenderness in him that surprises her and she begins to speculate about what sort of husband and father he might be. If he isn’t the man of her dreams that she hopes for, she wonders, maybe it’s time for her to change those dreams and expectations.
Today, we hear of the Wedding at Cana in Galilee, where Jesus performs His first public miracle at the urgent request of His Mother, the Virgin Mary! Continue reading