John 2:1-11 Reflection – Water into Wine

John 2:1-11 Reflection

Have you been part of an experience of “the water turning into good wine”? Perhaps you have had unexpected guests and there is still plenty of food. How about the numerous times when you had the strength to continue doing or being present for someone. Have the thoughts associated with desperate or traumatic needs transform into peace with prayer? Could it be all of these moments were Christ turning water into wine just for you?

The Marriage at Cana James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Marriage at Cana, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

Additional Ordinary Reflections

John 2  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.


Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 2:1-11.