Saturday, January 15, 2022
“Do whatever he tells you.”
Opening Song: Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
OPEN with PRAYER:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN
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READ the Introduction:
This story tells us about how Jesus turned water into wine. It is the first sign he performed after his baptism by John, to show that he was sent by God the Father and was blessed with divine power from God.
As we read this story, ask Jesus for guidance in noticing important points of the story for YOU.
TAKE TURNS reading the story:
2 On the third day there was a wedding. It took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Dear woman, why are you telling me about this?” Jesus replied. “The time for me to show who I really am isn’t here yet.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do what he tells you.”
6 Six stone water jars stood nearby. The Jews used water from that kind of jar for special washings. They did that to make themselves pure and “clean.” Each jar could hold 20 to 30 gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the top.
8 Then he told them, “Now dip some out. Take it to the person in charge of the dinner.”
They did what he said. 9 The person in charge tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He didn’t realize where it had come from. But the servants who had brought the water knew. Then the person in charge called the groom to one side. 10 He said to him, “Everyone brings out the best wine first. They bring out the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink. But you have saved the best until now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana in Galilee was the first of his signs. Jesus showed his glory by doing this sign. And his disciples believed in him.
12 After this, Jesus went down to Capernaum. His mother and brothers and disciples went with him. They all stayed there for a few days.
ASK: WHAT DID YOU NOTICE IN THE STORY? What stood out to you? EXAMPLES:
Mary was very aware of what was happening around her. She noticed that the wine had run out, she went straight to Jesus for help.
Mary told the servants to do whatever Jesus told them to do…….even though Jesus said he didn’t think it wasn’t time to start really revealing himself as God’s Son.
I wonder if in her heart she trusted that Jesus would help out. She had watched him grow in wisdom, compassion and power for 30 years!!!
Jesus showed his love and compassion by revealing his power from God at this wedding party.
He helped his friends avoid the embarrassment of running out of wine by turning the water into wine.
The servants obeyed Mary and did what Jesus told them to do.
His disciple believed in him.
ASK: Who did you admire most in this Story? Why?
Mary for her remarkable empathy and awareness of the needs of others and her courage to speak out to help others.
Jesus for his humility and compassion and use of his divine power as God’s Son to help others in everyday life.
The Servants for obeying Mary and Jesus.
The Disciples for seeing this miracle pointing to Jesus as God’s Son.
ASK: What is God leading you to do from what you have learned in this story? I WILL:
Ask God to give me grace (his divine help) to be more aware of the needs of others
Ask God for help to boldly speak out and/or take action to help the right things happen.
Believe that with God, all things are possible if it is in His will and Plan.
Pray for God to be #1 in the every day lives of my family members and the children and families we serve.
WHO will you share this story with this week?
Let’s say the Hail Mary in honor of our Holy Mother Mary
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Let us end our time together with the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
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