2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and 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 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
The joy of one sister should be the joy of all and the sisters should be happy if they can provide some joy for another sister. All should be on one mind, and with happy heart and joyful disposition serve God and love one another. If we do this, our community will resemble the first Christian communities. Indeed, it will be an image of the heavenly homeland (SSpS Con. 1891).
- What feelings are in your heart as you begin this day?
- After listening, “tasting” the Congregation´s reports…. What do we need to see at this point of the Chapter:
- what are our “empty jars” that need to be filled? Why is this?
- As SSpS Congregation, what is our best wine?
- What grace do you wish to pray for today?