January 7. Cana. Moses shared,    “We’ve always loved this story of the wedding feast at Cana where Jesus changed water into sparkling wine.  We once heard a talk and now it reminds us often how a marriage  relationship shouldn’t just be like plain,  ordinary water but like sparkling wine.  It is a good image to share with young people, especially the engaged as they begin their new life, with Jesus as the 3rd partner in a marriage.”  The couples all agreed this ideal was worth working towards, while the youth laughed at the image. “Sparkling wine, Wow!”   Mirriam wondered, “Is marriage in some form not also found in the animal kingdom?”

Scripture.  This is the first sign Jesus did at Cana in Galilee and it manifested his glory and his disciples believed in him.”  John 2:1-11. Pope Francis: Marriage is a precious sign, for when a man and a woman celebrate the sacrament of marriage God is, as it were, mirrored in them.  He impresses in them his own features and indelible character of his love.  “Marriage is the icon of God’s love for us.” (Pope Benedict XVI Deus Caritas Est) AL 121 Reflect, share, act, pray.