January 19, 2019

2nd Sunday - C (January 20, 2019)

God Is There

“There was a wedding at Cana, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.”

We all know how the party went. 

Besides, in Scripture, marriage and wedding banquets are commonly used as a symbol of the relationship between God and God’s people (as in this week’s First Reading, Isaiah 62: 1-5).  Jesus also used the wedding banquet to preach about heaven. (For example, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son” Matthew 22:2).

Looking at marriage in this way, we can even connect the two Sacraments of Marriage and Eucharist. 

God intends for family to be a place of love.  And “God is love” (1 John 4:16).  Therefore, where there is love, there is God.

The Eucharist is Jesus’ gift of love to us.  It is his loving presence with us. 

Consequently, when a family is conscious of the presence of Jesus and the Church in the family, as Jesus, Mary and the disciples were at Cana, when the members of the family strive to love, the family lives the mystery of the Eucharist.  The family becomes the reality of God’s love.  

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