I will overcome my hesitancy and longing for human respect in order to share my faith with someone today
Introductory Prayer: My Jesus
I believe in you. Your goodness overflows: I long to imitate you more in my life so that others can
catch a glimpse of you shining through me. I want to do whatever you tell me. I know Allow me to
make this moment of prayer in my day is a chance for an intimate dialogue with you, so here I am:
ready to listen and respond with an active faith, hope and love..
Petition: Lord, give me ears to hear your words to me. Give me the faith and trust
to act on them.
1. They Have No Wine: Before
anyone else, Mary sees the potentially embarrassing situation that faces the families of the bride
and groom. She was sitting next to Jesus so she could say to him quietly, mother to son, “They have
no wine.” But Jesus tells her that the time has not yet come to manifest his divinity. Although he
has gathered some disciples, She asks this of him even though his public life is not yet launched.
Mary is constantly interceding before her Divine Son on behalf of her children. How often do I turn
to her for a favor? Do I realize that there is no greater intercessor in heaven than our Blessed
2. Do Whatever He Tells You: At his mother’s
words, Jesus’ public ministry is launched. Mary’s faith-filled words to the servers are repeated to
me today, “Do whatever he tells you.” The servers are given most unusual instructions. They are told
by Jesus to fill jars used for the ritual cleansing of feet with water and then draw some out to be
taken to the headwaiter to taste. Surely they must fear the angry reaction of their boss, or mockery
from the guests. Sometimes when Jesus tells us to speak up for him in unfriendly territory, our
human respect and fear of rejection can paralyze us. When was the last time I experienced this fear?
Did I overcome it with faith and speak up for the Lord? Or did I silently succumb to the fear of
rejection or mockery?
3. Coworker in the Redemption:
Jesus addresses his mother as “Woman,” signifying that she is the new Eve who, together with
her Divine Son, will crush the Serpent’s head, releasing human beings from the bondage of sin. This
moment launches a holy partnership, a mutual acceptance of sacrifice for the salvation of souls, for
so the Heavenly Father has willed it. Do we comprehend Mary’s love for each of us? She willingly
sacrificed her beloved Son for our redemption, cooperating with him, uniting herself to him every
step of the way until she stood beneath the cross. The Holy Eucharist foreshadowed by the feast of
Cana is a gift of both Christ and our Lady. Let us ask Mary to purify our hearts for the reception
of this Most Holy Sacrament.
Christ: Lord Jesus, just as your Mother did at Cana, you ask us to have the same eye for
detail as we seek to charitably look after the needs of others. Help me to forget about myself, so
that I can quickly and efficiently do whatever you ask of me. Help me to trust in your guidance and
love. Mother Mary, teach me to welcome sacrifice as you did, so I too can be faithful and follow
Jesus to the cross and be a coworker in the redemption.
Resolution: I will overcome my hesitancy and longing for human respect in order to
share my faith with someone today.