The public mission and ministry of Jesus began at the waters of Jordan. It continues now through His Church, which is His Body, of which we are members. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
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When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine. Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew.
Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. Mk ; John , and they give no indication that she was present at the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist. Yet the role she assumed at Cana in some way accompanies Christ throughout his ministry. The Nuptial mystery at the heart of marriage reveals the very meaning and structure of of human existence.
Jesus is the bridegroom. Revelation It is also no accident that the first miracle of turning water into wine occurred at the request of the Mother of the Lord. The prayers of a Mother are powerful. Mary is the Mother of the Lord. She is also our mother because she is the Mother of the Church. He entrusted her to us from the cross.
There is a nuptial meaning to our life. Our destiny is prefigured prophetically in Christian marriage. God fashioned us out of love and for love. We have been created, - spiritually as well as physically - for the complete gift of ourselves to the other. Through that gift we also give ourselves to God in Christ - for the sake of the world.
This is why St Paul's letter to the Ephesians is such a fertile ground for instruction on Christian marriage. Its singular intent is to communicate the profound mystery of Christian marriage - God thought first of the spousal union of Christ and His bride, the Church, and He then made husband and wife to look like it, reflect it and make it present sacramentally! In the order of creation, something of this plan hidden from the ages Ephesians is revealed. However in Christian Marriage, through its participation in and with Jesus Christ, it is all elevated and transformed. It is a Sacrament, a vehicle of grace.
The good of the human relationship of marriage becomes a real, substantial participation in Trinitarian Love!
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God's eternal plan is to marry the Church. Christian Marriage is a model, a mystery and a mission. It reveals the unfolding of Gods loving plan for the entire human race. Nature is for grace and the order of creation is transformed by the order of redemption. The married couple lives their vocation now in Christ and participates in His very life and action with His bride, the Church.
This is the great mystery Paul so profoundly alludes to in his text. Christian marriage is a vocation, a call to holiness, and a mission in and for the world. The nuptial mystery also lies at the heart of the Christian vocation to consecrated celibacy.
But whereas the participation in this mystery called Christian Marriage is mediated through a spouse, in the life to come it will be unmediated! The Scriptures make it clear; there will be no specific marriages in heaven. Rather, we will be like the angels. Matthew Marriage is the eschatological destiny of all Christians, because we will be married to Christ.
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All human love will be perfected and comleted in the fullness of God's love. It is within this understanding that consecrated celibacy is a prophetic and eschatological participation in that eternal union. It is the immediate or unmediated spousal love of God, in Christ, made possible in the here and now by grace. Calling the saints to mind inspires, or rather arouses in us, above all else, a longing to enjoy their company, so desirable in itself. The consideration of Jesus' baptism, gives us an opportunity to remember our own baptism. If you do not know the date of your own I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; My face I did not shield from buffets and spitting.
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Elizabeth john bosco st catherine st. Dear Jesus you respected the culture of blessings for children, and you inspired your parents to do the same as everyone else. And yet you were God Himself. Through the prayer of the Rosary, I am constantly reminded about your simplicity, your deep love for me and all of us. You came to live among us, and became like us, to teach us to live this life.
Please help me to know how to love you back and to appreciate the sacrifice you made to leave Heaven and come on earth. Teach me to respect the law of my country and my church even when I feel opposed. Dear Jesus, you stayed behind in the temple preaching about your Father, and 3 days went by, even though you wanted to be with your mother and father, you knew you came on a mission to serve your Father and earn souls for heaven. Help me to put God first in my life, in my work, even when things are not going as I wish.
Mother Mary, pray for me that I know how to deal with pain as graciously as you did in your life and please help to find and imitate Jesus in all I do, that I may do all with unselfish love.
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Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee O virgin of virgins and mother.