Tuesday, January 19, 2010
An extravagant splash of summer color to make a dreary winter day splendid and to aid reflection on Jesus' extravagant miracle at Cana. Jesus changes about 150 gallons of water into wine during a seven day wedding celebration after the guests have "drunk fully." John doesn't say which day this happens. No matter! That's a lot of wine. I am moved that God enters so fully into our human condition in Jesus. He wants the guests to continue celebrating. He also wants to save the host embarassment and to please his mother. Jesus is not healing the sick or raising the dead. His first miracle is worked out of concern for a simple human situation. He manifests his divinity and his disciples begin to believe that this man is also God.