The Wedding at Cana

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.” (John 2, 1-2)

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The choice of that Gospel episode, which encapsulated the movement, proved itself to be truly providential because it allowed the Power family’s spiritual intuitions to gain roots and unfold harmoniously. Indeed the episode of the Wedding at Cana has so many levels in its reading and meditation that no family can exhaust all of them.

At a first level, the presence of Jesus at the wedding feast anticipates the entire strength and beauty of the sacrament of matrimony and sanctifies this young growing family. But the author of the fourth Gospel, of the Letters and of the Revelations pointed to another level of reading, to another wedding, the marriage of the Lamb (Rev 19:9), announced throughout the Bible from the first to the last pages. Here Jesus is the Husband and each one of us and the entire Church are the bride.

The Wedding at Cana is a celebration of family that opens itself to the infinite love of God. But it is also the celebration of the only and eternal love between God and each one of us

Living in the atmosphere of a “marriage feast” means making life, and especially making family life, a divine feast, joyfully celebrating friendship, solidarity and the sharing it with the whole community, just like what took place in Cana. And it means inviting Mary and Jesus to the family banquet from the first moment, knowing that Mary will always help us in this humble and great task, to do whatever Jesus tells us to do.

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