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Caroline Seta

January 16, 2022

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

“Jesus and his disciples were … invited to the wedding.”  At Cana we encounter Mary for the first time in St. John’s gospel.  Both Jesus and his mother were attending the same wedding. 

We see in this gospel passage that even Jesus fulfills the fourth commandment to honor his mother.  When the wine ran short, Jesus’ mother asked her Son to assist them with this situation.  He miraculously changes water into wine.  Mary anticipates the embarrassment, which the couple would experience.  This miracle marks the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.  Jesus reveals in these moments essentially two elements of his nature.  First, we see Jesus as fully human.  Second, we see Jesus revealed as Son of God, performing signs that disclose his divine nature in the kingdom of God. 

In God’s kingdom, there will be no more thirsting.  St. John will further tell us that God’s deepest desire is that we discover – and live life to the fullest. 

St. Paul writes in his letter to the Corinthians that “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.”  Each one of us have unique gifts that God has given us.  Please take time this week to consider how you will share these gifts with our faith community.   We are entering a significant time in our parish as the Beacons of Light Family of Parishes are implemented. 

As we mark the Supreme Court’s decision in the Roe v Wade, please join me in prayer and action that all life be respected from conception to natural death. 

Have a blessed week!  Fr. Len

For more information about the Beacons of Light consult this website www.beaconsaoc.org 

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