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The beginning. The end.

Second Sunday Ordinary Time

January 15, 2022 / Vigil Mass •

With absolute trust in her Son, she just tells us - and anyone, even the disciples listening, whoever serves - "Do whatever Jesus tells you."

Do whatever He tells you.

She's so trusting, He can't refuse her anything.

We have Jesus performing this miracle at the request of His mother for this couple. And the significance is profound on so many levels. You see, what Mary didn't know, was that by performing this miracle, Jesus was more speedily going to His crucifixion and death.

Mary couldn't have known this. She just sees a need and asks her Son to resolve it. She has no idea that her Son, performing this miracle, will suffer sooner.

And He does it anyway.

So often, we make requests of other people, and we don't realize what it will cost them. Only they can see it. It shows such a profound humility and charity in those situations.

Our Lord is willing to do this no matter the cost. For this couple. For His Mother.

Of course the imagery is beautiful. He turns water into wine at the very moment He's speaking about the "hour" in which He will turn wine into His Blood.

At the beginning of His ministry, He's prefiguring the end.

Is 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 1:1-11 2

Homily begins at 18:31

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