The following are homilies, photos, multimedia slides and videos you might find useful for your celebration of the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). This Sunday’s Gospel tells the story of the first miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John. While Jesus was attending a wedding in Cana with His disciples He turned water into wine. Jesus performed the miracle to reveal His glory and that His disciples may put their faith in Him.
- Cana: Beyond Appearances [www.bible.claret.org]
The theme of God dwelling in us, making his home in us, is much emphasized in the Gospel of St John. The story of the wedding feast at Cana is telling us that that when Jesus dwells in us we will be transformed and have life in abundance. The indwelling of the Spirit in us is not something that will happen to us. It has happened to us and it is only for us to become aware of it and be present to it. This is what we do when we meditate, when we be with the ground of our being dwelling within us. Read more…
- Jesus Manifested His Glory at Cana [dailyscripture.net]
This miracle signifies the “new rich wine” of the Gospel and it points to the “wine of the new covenant” and the “bread of life” which Jesus provides for his disciples in the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist. It also points to the Messianic banquet which Jesus will provide at the end of the age when he comes again in glory. The miracles of Jesus demonstrate the power of God’s love and mercy for his people. God’s kindness knows no limits. And the ultimate expression of his love is revealed in the person of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. He became flesh for our sake, and he died for our redemption, and he rose for our glorification. Do you thirst for God and for the life of holiness he offers? Read more…
- Shout It Out: Jesus has Given Us His Blood [www.st.ignatius.net]
We are very loud about some things which in the long run do not effect the vast majority of us, such as sports, but are quiet about the one event the really matters and that has an infinite effect on each of us: the Christ event. We need to be proclaiming Jesus Christ with our lives as well as our words. Think of this. We have received the greatest Christmas present there could possibly be. We have received the Lord. The gift is not a one time event. He keeps giving Himself to us in the Eucharist. Read more…
- 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time [www.catholicmatters.com]
Christ worked his first miracle in order to grant a temporal favor, an earthly gift, to save the newly married groom from embarrassment. It had the other effects of convincing his very recent disciples of their belief that he was the expected Messiah, and also it convinces all Christians of the efficacy of our Lady’s intercession for us, but its primary purpose was to confer a temporal benefit on the groom. By this kind act he has shown us that he is interested in our earthly affairs also. He became man in order that we could become sons of God, he came on earth so that we could go to heaven, but this miracle at Cana proves that he has a deep interest in our many and varied activities during the course of our journey to heaven. He told us “ask and you shall receive.” That “shall” is very definite, our prayers will be answered, and what we should ask for is not only spiritual gifts, but the temporal aids also which we need. Read more…
Water to Wine by 1ServantofJesus
The Wedding at Cana by *Jeff*
Wedding at Cana by Brush and Chisel
Jesus at the Wedding of Cana by Loci Lenar
by Misioneros Del Sagrado Corazón (Perú)
The following presentation can be downloaded here.
The first video is a short clip from the movie “The Gospel of John” which shows Jesus performing His first miracle at a wedding in Cana. It can be downloaded here.
The video below is a song about the Wedding Feast at Cana where Jesus turns water into wine. The title of the song is “Do Whatever HE Tells You” and it is written and performed by Nick Cardilino. It incorporates clips from the Bible Jesus movie. It can be downloaded from this link.