=rwillenborg;6139128]And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.”
Is it true that the word ‘woman’ here is the same word that was used in genesis when talking about emnity between satan and ‘the woman’? Is that why he uses the term woman?
I think there MUST be some significance to this being the first miracle of Jesus’ ministry. What do you think the reason is that THIS of all the miracles is shown first? (or at least, I think it’s shown first…:shrug:)
How is it that the servants at this wedding listened to Mary when she told them to do as Jesus says? I used to tend bar, and no way, no how, even if I ran out of wine (who planned this shindig anyway…NEVER EVER run out of wine people!!) I wouldn’t go around asking the guests for help, would I? Nor would I go listening to them when they told me to do crazy stuff like go get water. I guess, to me, this just doesn’t seem like the normal way people would be acting at a wedding.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I’m going to poke around old threads and see what I can find. I DO wish it was a little easier to search them. Oh well.
*WOW :DLots of great questions. Thanks.
Reguards “my hour has not come” refers specifically to Christ Passion and death.
Mt. 26:45 "45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. "
The term “women” does refer to Eve as Mary is the new Eve, but of equal signifiance is the fact that this points to Mary as [future tense] being the Mother of all humanity.
Jn. 19: 26 "When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” and to John who represents us; “son behold yor mother.”
The First miracle is both Providential [caused by God for a specific purpose] and Prothetic, in what it signifies:
That Jesus is God therein introduces His Divinity]
That as God He complete contol over all “natural things”
That if Jesus can turn ordinary water into wine, Jesus can and would turn Bread and Wine into His Real Glorified Body and Blood in Catholic Holy Communion. Mt. 28:20
" … **and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." **
**Lk. 22:19-20 ** And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after supper, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood”.
As to why they listened to Mary? Divine intervention and inspiration, AND what did they have to lose except maybe there jobs or lives. [Someone was at fault for not having sufficient wine]. Historian speculate that this was caused by the presense of the Apostles who were not expected?
EVERYTHING, every little thing; no matter how great or seemingly insignifiant is EITHER caused by God or permitted by God for two consistant reasons:
Our POSSIBLE sactification [our choice not God’s:)] [God id Glorifed even if we say no by virtue of the FACT that He gives us the opportunity.
God’s Greater Glory *
Hope this helps?
Love and prayers,