Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Wedding at Cana
A reading from Gospel of Saint John (2:1-12):
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” 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.” Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
After this, he and his mother, his brothers, and his disciples went down to Capernaum and stayed there only a few days.
Yesterday was a very warm day and it was difficult to sleep. A small group of people came last evening for a retreat. There is even a couple from California. The title is: Wake up and come and follow Jesus.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words:
“Do whatever Jesus tells you My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters scattered over the face of the earth. Open your ears to listen to His words especially in the Bible and in the Church. Open your heart to accept all that He wants to give you. Accept His love, His peace and His joy. He wants to fill you with all these beautiful gifts. He wants you to be merciful towards all your brothers and sisters you meet every day. I know sometimes they may hurt you but do not turn your heart against them. Do not hate them, but instead have mercy on them and forgive them. If you do so, you will be blessed by My Son Jesus and you will make My heart joyful. I am always there close to you. I love you.”