“They have no wine.”
John 2: 1-11
So often, as in our Gospel story, we too have no wine. When the wine, that effervescent vitality, in our own personal or communal life runs out, Jesus’ intervention, as requested by his mother, will revitalize and sustain us. He provides not only the required quantity but a quality that is unsurpassed; the best.
St John presents the changing of water into wine at the wedding at Cana as the first sign of Jesus being the fulfillment of the messianic promise. ( Is 26:6-7). This wedding banquet at the start of his ministry foreshadows the Last Supper, commemorated in the Eucharist. He himself is the wine: that life-giving and sustaining source. It also prefigures the Marriage Feast of the Lamb where he is the bridegroom and the church, his bride. What a blessed privilege!
Jesus, we need you in all areas of our lives. Renew and transform us, as individuals and communally as Church during this time of Synod as we journey together to eternal life. Revitalize us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.