Gospel: John 2:1-11

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.


There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples had likewise been invited to the celebration.  At a certain point, the wine ran out, and Jesus’ mother
told him, ”They have no more wine.”  Jesus replied, “Mother, how does this concern of yours involve me?  My hour has not yet come.”  Jesus’ mother instructed those waiting on table, “Do whatever he tells you.”  As prescribed for Jewish ceremonial washings, there were at hand six stone water jars, each one holding fifteen to twenty-five gallons.  ”Fill those jars with water,” Jesus ordered, at which they filled them to the brim. “Now,” said Jesus, “draw some out and take it to the one in charge.”  They did as they were instructed.  The one in charge tasted the water made wine, without knowing where it had come from; only those waiting on table knew, since they had drawn the water.  The one in charge called the bride and groom over and remarked, ”People usually serve the choice wine first; then when the guests have been drinking awhile, a lesser vintage.  What you have done is keep the choice wine until now.”  Jesus performed this first of his signs at Cana in Galilee, and thus revealed his glory; and the disciples believed in him.


The Good News as spoken through John.


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