Second Sunday in Ordinary Time-C
I Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5: The bridegroom rejoices in his bride.
II Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11: One and the same Spirit, who distribute gifts to different people just as he chooses.
Gospel: John 2:1-11: This was the first of the signs given by Jesus: it was given at Cana in Galilee.
Revelation 1: Creative Power, Jn 2:1-11
This was the first miraculous sing Jesus performed. It demonstrated His very purpose for coming to earth: to reveal the creative power of God. He had the power to create and produce what was needed to meet human’s need.
1. Wedding in Cana of Galilee (v.1-2)
a. Time: The third day
b. Mary attended
c. Jesus and the disciples attended
2. The concern of Jesus’ creative power (v.3-5):Genesis-Creative Word of God-God’s creation
a. Mary’s social concern
b. Jesus’ deeper concern: To meet human’s spiritual need
c. Mary’s confidence in her Son
3. The revelation of Jesus’ creative power (v.6-8)
a. The materials: Water jars- used for cleaning and quenching thirst
b. The command: Prepare/fill the jar
c. The obedience: They drew water and experienced the creative power of Jesus
4. The results of Jesus’ creative power (v.9-11)
a. human’s need was met
b. Christ’s glory was revealed
c. The disciple’s faith was strengthened
Thought: Jesus graced and blessed the marriage because he was “invited…to the wedding.” Mary’s concern was a social concern and Jesus met the real needs of the people. Jesus, being the Son of God, the Messiah has the power to create anything which is good for the greater glory of God and salvation of humankind as the kingdom of God.