Sr. Lale sent me a link to this blog the other day. The blog Canterbury Tales is written by Dr. Taylor Marshall.
I thought Sr. Lale was sending me this link because I'm a bride-to-be and this blog has to do with the Bible wedding. Remember the wedding at Cana? Jesus' first miracle?
The wedding runs out of wine and Jesus' mother, Mary, tells the servants to "Do whatever He tells you" and Jesus tells the servants to serve from the water barrels, water that has been turned into wine.
In his blog, Dr. Marshall tells us to remember this story when "life throws curve balls into your marriage". He says "Of course, marriage is a great gift and full of
joy. But what happens when the wine runs out and all you have is water? Sometimes, you just have to turn to the Blessed
Virgin Mary and say,
"We have no wine. The joy has run out. All we have here is
water. Please transform it!"
And guess what? Jesus and Mary will do just that. Catholics know Mary doesn't preform miracles, only Jesus can do that. But when we pray to Mary she uses her motherly role in guiding us to the solution and challenging us to listen to Jesus.
In the story Jesus turns barrels full of water into wine. We must have the fullness of heart in order for Jesus to work within us. If we are running on empty, spiritually, emotionally and mentally then Jesus can only change what we have. We need to nourish ourselves so that He can completely nourish our souls.
As Dr. Marshall says: "The more water in the
jugs, the more they can transform into wine."
Thank you Sr. Lale!
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