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WEEK 41 | MONDAY | JOHN 2.1-12

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This week’s readings are all from John chapters 2-3. Click here to see a full listing of each day’s reading and the full chapters for this week. Full readings of each day’s smaller segments of the readings will be posted on this site during the week.

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Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine left.” Jesus replied, “Woman, why are you saying this to me? My time has not yet come.” His mother told the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.”

Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washing, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants, “Fill the water jars with water.” So they filled them up to the very top. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the head steward,” and they did. When the head steward tasted the water that had been turned to wine, not knowing where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the cheaper wine when the guests are drunk. You have kept the good wine until now!” 11 Jesus did this as the first of his miraculous signs, in Cana of Galilee. In this way he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there a few days.

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Travis Bruno
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Always a good start to ministry, haha!

I know how it feels to interpret this interaction with his mom from our culture/perspective… Jesus kinda pushes back, but his mom just ignores it and expects him to do what she asks and moves on… but how could we find out if this would have felt any different coming from Jesus’s culture/perspective?

Probably similar, regardless… but I wonder how normal of a mother/son interaction this might be, especially at Jesus’s age now? Either way, it’s always entertaining to ponder.

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Nancy Delpha
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I am curious about two things. One, why do you think this was his first miracle? it didn’t involve healing at all, which I guess I never really thought about before - just always accepted that it was his 1st miracle.

My Bible study notes suggests that maybe his mother wasn’t pushing him to do a miracle, but to just fix the problem of no wine. Like maybe send the servants out for more? I have 2 sons in their 30’s and I don’t really see either one of them jumping at a request like that from me unless it is a true emergency. I can see them saying, what do you want me to do about it?