Mysteries of Light for the conversion of the world : Return to start
IN THE MIRACLE AT CANA
Another mystery of light is the first of the signs, given at Cana (cf. John 2:1- 12), when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers. (Pope John Paul II, The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, para. 21)
On the third day, there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” Jesus replied, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” … And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this as the first of his signs and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. (John 2:1-11)
We glow brighter with the light of Christ when we obey the instructions He gives to us. Even when the task doesn’t make sense, if we “do whatever” He tells us, He reveals His glory in us and through us.
Listen to His voice as you proceed with the Hail Mary prayers:
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
For the gift of a heart that is open to true faith, we give praise to God:
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen!
For my continued conversion and for the conversion of the whole world, including _______, …
|Together we pray:|
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell;
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those most in need of Your Mercy.
(Note: This song is an excerpt from the "Hail Mary" by Elyse O'Kane, used by permission,
and can be enjoyed in its entirety by ordering her CD "With All My Heart".)