In his first public miracle, Jesus quietly provides for the needs of the hosts at the wedding at Cana. Christopher Smith, SJ, reflects on the ways that Jesus similarly provides for us, sometimes when we aren’t even aware of it. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 16, 2022.
If the Good Lord brings you to it, amen he’ll see you through it.
Hi, I’m Christopher Smith, and this is my One-Minute Reflection.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a worrier: a perpetual maker of molehills into mountains. Will I ever get ordained? Will this sermon ever end so I can get stuff done? And on.
Jesus in today’s gospel reveals a God who makes all things work for our good. Wanting the joy of the evening to continue, and to save his hosts from embarrassment, Jesus quietly makes wine from dishwater. His first miracle is one of quietly supplying other’s needs. Now, just as at Cana, God has seen us through every trial–quietly providing for our needs.
So next time when it seems hope is lost, let us take to heart these words of St. Francis de Sales: the same God who takes care of us today will take care of us tomorrow and every other day. We can trust that if he brought us to it, he’ll bring us through it.