First Reading (Is 62.1-5)
Reading from the Prophet Isaiah Book:For Zion's sake will not be silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest until we come into it, like a beacon, justice and does not light up in it, like a torch, salvation.The Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, all summer kings your glory; thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD will designate. And thou shalt be a crown of glory in the Lord's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.No longer will they call you Deserted, and your land will no longer be called Desert; Your name will be My Favored and thy land shall be a well-Married; for the Lord was pleased with thee, and thy land shall be espoused.
As a young man marries a virgin, so shall thy sons espouse thee; and as the bride is the bridegroom's joy, so thou art the joy of thy God
RESPONSORIAL PSALM - 96
- Sing to the Lord a new song, / show forth his wonders among the peoples!- Sing to the Lord a new song, / show forth his wonders among the peoples!
- Sing to the Lord a new song, / Sing to the Lord God, O whole earth / Sing and bless his holy name!- Day after day proclaim his salvation / show forth his glory among the nations, / and among the peoples of the universe his wonders!- O family of nations, give to the Lord, / O nations, give unto the Lord glory and power, / give him the glory due to his name / Offer up a sacrifice in their courts:.- Worship it in the splendor of holiness, / all the earth, estremecei before him / Declare among the nations: "Lord reigns!" / Because the people he judges with judgment.
SECOND READING - (1 Cor 12.4 to 11)
Reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians:
Brothers: there are varieties of gifts, but the same is the Spirit.There are differences of administrations, but the same is Lord.There are different activities, but the same God who produces all things in all.To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit in view of the common good.To one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom. To others, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. The other, faith in the same Spirit. The other, the gift of healings in the same Spirit. The other, the power to work miracles. The other, prophecy. The other, discernment of spirits. The other, speak in tongues. The other, interpretation of tongues.
All these things performs one and the same Spirit, who distributes to each according want.Proclamation of the Gospel (Jn 2.1 to 11)At that time there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there. Also Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding. Like wine has ceased to exist, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." Jesus said to her, "Woman, why do you say this to me? My hour has not yet come. "
His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."Were placed six stone water jars there for the purification that Jews usually do. In each fit about a hundred liters.Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the water jars." They filled them to the brim. Jesus said, "Now put away and take it to the master of ceremonies." And they took.The master of ceremonies tried the water that had become wine. He did not know where it came from, but those who were serving knew, because it was they who had drawn the water.
The master of ceremonies then called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, serves the less good wine. I have kept the good wine until now! "This was the beginning of the signs of Jesus. He performed in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
A. BIGCUORE´S REFLECTION: Jesus is the "New Wine", for the Law of the Jews (the jars with water purification) represent the old law. Jesus inaugurates a new time, performing his first miracle at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. He establishes the Kingdom of love, brotherhood, compassion and mercy. It breaks the paradigms of the Mosaic law.
Jesus takes his humanity and divinity for all !. This miracle makes clear his divine hand, as the Incarnate Word, the Light that came to this dark world of sin, selfishness and lack of forgiveness. It inaugurates a new law: LOVE ACT !. No tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye. Jesus is the INFINITE MERCY OF THE FATHER. It is the role model for all Christians.
And we, as Christians, we are still taking the old or the new wine?
Following Jesus implies WAIVE to many things, this world's goods. The condition "sine qua non" is to LOVE in heart; It is be supportive; have above all a compassionate and merciful heart.
As Paul says, we have many gifts. We have to live the Unity in diversity. That our gifts are placed at the service of the Christian community.Blessings of health, peace, prosperity and joy in their hearts!
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