The Wedding at Cana
I have already written at some length about this first of Jesus’ public miracles, and unfortunately, I cannot avoid some measure of repetition. Therefore I would ask your patience as we move through some data and details which are probably already familiar to you, because we will be applying what we find in John 2:1-11 in a way that highlights Mary’s role as the Mediatrix of Grace.
We begin with the text of John 2:1-11:
On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.
When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast.” So they took it.
When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.”
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.We see in verse 3 that Mary requests a miracle from her Son, when she says “they have no wine.” True, she does not come right out and ask for anything specific, nor does she frame her request as a question, but nonetheless, this is a request for miraculous actionLikewise with the Blessed Mother. She conveys the facts to Our Lord - “they have no wine” - but she does so because she wishes Him to remedy the situation in some miraculous way. I was say “miraculous” because it would be silly to think that Mary here intended for Our Lord to procure more wine using natural means, such as running off to the market to buy more.
So our first point is established then, and it is simply this: the miracle which follows is the direct result of a specific intercession on the part of Our Lady.:blessyou: