Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Sermon 1/20/13

Today's gospel is the Marriage at Cana, a gospel with something for just about everyone. Motherhood, families, marriage contract, filial responsibility--even vintners get a spiritual nod.

Yet there is another element here: Respect for the everyday. Here Christ, the gateway between the New and the Old Testament, is spending his time at some peripheral social event. And then the dingbats run out of wine and He, with a lot on His mind certainly, is asked to fix this annoying social problem. It is almost a trick He is asked to perform. But He does it. And He creates a good wine, something everyone will enjoy.

The point seems to be that the disciples are impressed. And, while that is likely, there is something else, something wonderfully human, that Christ affirms here.

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