Friday, February 10, 2017

Isaiah 66:10-14, Judith 13:18-19, John 2:1-11


Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, 
who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. Lk 1:45

Isaiah 66:10-14, Judith 13:18-19, John 2:1-11

Isaiah 66:10-14

My soul's beloved, 2000 years have gone by since you pierced time and history and took flesh in the womb of the Virgin, God incarnate.Through the power of the Most High and the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit this chosen one of the human race, was raised y God above every other human creature. 2000 years the Church has been contemplating Mary's role in God's plan of salvation and yet she has not yet plumbed the depths of all that God has accomplished through her and how God continues to favor her. So perfectly did Mary, collaborate with God, so completely devoid of self where God was concerned was she, so filled with the Presence of the  divine at every moment of her life even though she never fully understood at times, that God who can never be outdone in generosity continues to extravagantly shower her with a superabundance of his graces and blessings. So please are the Father,t he Son and the Spirit with her that it please You, our Savior to make her the channel through which all graces flow from the Father through You and from You through her in the power of the Holy Spirit. She has been taken up into the bosom o.Holy Trinity blessed, and honored and raised above all other human beings.

We Catholics must honor her as God does for she loves each one of us as tenderly as she loves You, her beloved Son. From You she will obtain us all we need to live lives pleasing to God. She will help us to reach heaven if we let her. And we must honor, revere, and venerate her above all the Saints and Angels in heaven for it pleases God when we do so. We must desire to be the handmaid of the handmaid of the Lord, our eyes ever upon her so that she can direct our way and will in Your way and Your will for our lives for who knows the Son better than His beloved Mother.

Judith 13:18-19

You are the highest honor of our race.
Blessed are you, daughter, by the Most High God, 
above all the women on earth; and blessed be the LORD God, 
the creator of heaven and earth.
R. You are the highest honor of our race.
Your deed of hope will never be forgotten 
by those who tell of the might of God.
R. You are the highest honor of our race. 

John 2:1-11

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said to him,
"They have no wine."
And Jesus said to her,
"Woman, how does your concern affect me?
My hour has not yet come."
His mother said to the servants,
"Do whatever he tells you."
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,
each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told them,
"Fill the jars with water."
So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them,
"Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter."
So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,
without knowing where it came from
(although they who had drawn the water knew),
the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
"Everyone serves good wine first,
and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;
but you have kept the good wine until now."
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him. 

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