marriage-at-cana-fine-art-print59805lgThe Gospel from yesterday recalled the Wedding of Cana (John 2:1-11).

Reading the Gospel, it can appear that Jesus dishonors His Mother Mary.  But does He?

[1]On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;  [2] Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. [3] When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  [4] And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”  [5] His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”  [6] Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  [7] Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.  [8] He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast.” So they took it.  [9] When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom  [10] and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.”  [11] This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

The first impression of the Gospel might suggest that Jesus dishonored Mary:

First impressions can be wrong.  Jesus is actually honoring Mary in this passage.  Here’s why:

And if all the above is not convincing, one should remember that Jesus is the Son of God, He loves the Father and His Mother.  He is perfection itself; and the Perfect Son never would dishonor His Mother.

Just ain’t gonna happen.