Friday, January 25

“Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons.  Jesus told them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’  So they filled them to the brim.  Then he told them, ‘Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.’  So they took it.  And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from—although the servers who had drawn the water knew—the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one, but you have kept the good wine until now.’”

 

  • Does it strike you that Jesus really went overboard in ordering 120-180 gallons of water?  Imagine how many people that would satiate, especially when he turned it into wine!
  • What does that say about the extravagance of Jesus’ love for the people at the party—and for you?

 

Heritage word—“The love of God is extravagant!

(Sister Mary Francelia, SND in our California Province

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