January 16, 2010

Sundays Gospel- The Wedding at Cana

This Sundays Scripture Study [click on the current study tab] we read in the Gospel about The Wedding at Cana. The following in green are my answers to the review questions.

1. Jesus is not yet known as a miracle worker, so why does Mary approach him (verse 3)? He was her Master, that's why.lol IDK, What do you learn about Jesus’ relationship with his Mother from this story? Well up until Jesus was called to His mission and when the time came for him to go into the world, he was Mary's Son, submissive to His mother but at the wedding of Cana, he was no longer subject to her but to His mission and His Father. The good ties to His mother were broken. They were spiritual bonds now, higher ones. See the Poem of the Man-God for a detailed explanation. Near the bottom of the page, Jesus explains it.

2. How does Jesus’ use of the word “woman” (v. 3) point to a parallel between Eve and Mary (Genesis 3:15; John 19:26-27; Revelation 12:1-6, 13-14)? Eve was the mother of all humanity; Mary is to be the 'spiritual' mother of all mankind. Should it be seen as a sign of disrespect—or a sign of honor and election? Mary is the "Holy Mother." The woman is what He called her after becoming The Servant of God. It had a higher meaning and meant no disrespect at all but one of honor. See CCC § 2618

3. What associations might be attached to the headwaiter's expression “the good wine” in verse 10 (Isaiah 25:6; Amos 9:13; John 6:53; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Revelation 19:7-9)? 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.

4. This “sign” (verse 11) is the first of seven that will be highlighted in John’s Gospel (see Introduction to John in the NAB). What “sign” led you (or is leading you) to put your faith in Jesus? The woman clothed with the Sun in Revelation 12:1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Mary is The Woman.

5. How unconditionally do you do whatever Jesus tells you to do (verse 5)? Not often enough. Do you ever try to place limits on what he can tell you to do? I am human, and with that comes fear and laziness, so I tend to limit God all the time. What spiritual gifts has he given to you and to those around you to help carry out his will (see Second Reading)? I have not utilized those gifts mentioned in 1 Cor 12:4-11. I could have otherwise a word of wisdom and knowledge for you :P I fail, I know.

It's time to pull up my boots straps! Think?!
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