A series of Lenten (and Easter) Reflections based on the signs in the Gospel of John by Fr Francis Lim, SJ, every Thursday (except Tuesdays during Holy Week and Easter Week).
The Gospel of John is also known as the Book of Signs. John portrays these signs as works of wonder by Jesus in order for believers to deepen their faith in Jesus. Through these reflections, Fr Francis hopes to bring our parishioners to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus.
Reflections on the Wedding at Cana
Changing water into wine at Cana in John 2:1-11 – “the first of the signs” (2 March)
Jesus changed water into wine at the request of his mother. The wine is plentiful and of fine quality which is a foretaste of the Kingdom of God as inaugurated by Jesus. Who is this Jesus who manifests his glory in such a manner to me?
1. Who is Jesus to me now?
Jesus is my Saviour and Redeemer. He has come to bring good news to the world. He has set me and others free from sins.
2. What feelings was evoked in me and why?
I have been given a new lease of life and I thank God for the gift of life and faith. I feel blessed with the gift of Mother Mary to be our mother who cares for the needs of others. I can turn to her for help.
3. What has changed?
I humbly resolved to imitate Mother Mary in her virtues of great humility and obedience and follow Jesus closely.
4. How do I proceed with my faith life from here?
I want to renew my personal commitment to Mother Mary and reciprocate zealously when she says, “Do whatever he tells you” and to the Church by caring more for others in need. It is not easy but with God’s grace and Holy Spirit, all things are possible for God. It is through our service to others that we glorify God. Continue reading John Seven Plus One – Reflection 1/8