The Word This Week

Giotto Scrovegni Marriage at CanaThe Gospel of this second Sunday of Ordinary Time continues the theme of the end of Christmas – revelation. Jesus is revealed to the world by his birth, by his baptism, and by his miracles – the “signs” as John calls them. The wedding in today’s Gospel is interpreted in many ways: today, reading the Gospel with the First Reading in mind, we can see it as an image of the way in which God is so close to his people, it is as though he is married to them. Thus Jesus, the spouse of the people, shows God’s closeness by revealing his glory in this miracle.

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
Isaiah 62: 1 – 5;
1 Corinthians 12: 4 – 11;
John 2: 1 – 12.

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