Jesus Works Miracle at Mary's Request - "Mary's request: 'Do whatever he tells you', keeps its ever timely value for Christians of every age.... It is an exhortation to trust without hesitation, especially when one does not understand the meaning or benefit of what Christ asks" - Pope John Paul II, General Audience of Wednesday, 26 February 1997.
John 2 : 1 -12 - Reading comprehension questions and a small crossword puzzle on the same page.
Wedding at Cana - Links to paintings of Great masters depicting the wedding at Cana. From the excellent web site Text this Week.
In the finding of the child, Jesus, in the Temple, he had to be about the work of his Father, while his mother was upset that he could have done such a thing as to go missing. Now at Cana it is the mother of Jesus who prepares the way for his self-manifestation as the Christ. “Do whatever he tells you.” she says confidently to the servers, implying that the hour of his self-manifestation had come. -- from Mysteries of Light - Rev. John Phalen, CSC
On the threshold of his public life Jesus performs his first sign - at his mother's request - during a wedding feast. The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence. -- CCC #1613
The sign of water turned into wine at Cana already announces the Hour of Jesus' glorification. It makes manifest the fulfillment of the wedding feast in the Father's kingdom, where the faithful will drink the new wine that has become the Blood of Christ. -- CCC #1335