Moms to the Rescue

by Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 01/21/2016

in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C

January 17, 2016

“Do whatever he tells you.” (Jn 2: 5b)

Moms to the Rescue

I believe Moms have built-in radars.

Somehow noise or quiet turns on an inward switch.

It’s either “tone it down” or “what are you up to?”


Then it is “Moms to the Rescue.”

She kisses an outchie or wipes up a milk spill.

Perhaps she takes a sharp scissors of her budding beautician.


Mom’s like Swish Guards are always on alert.



I wonder, like children wonder, if their teacher has hidden eyes on the back of her head.

Somehow, just by looking at their faces she says, “You are guilty!”


The mother of Jesus seemed to have this inward switch.

Mary’s built-in radar went into action at a wedding feast in Cana.

Maybe Jesus’s apostles had a little something to do with Mary’s request.


“Son, they have no wine; their barrels are empty.”

Jesus answered, “So! It’s not my time yet.”

Persistently, Mary smiled and said to the waiters,


“Do whatever he tells you.”

            Once again you see a mom come to the rescue.

As a result, Jesus worked his first public miracle.


For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. What virtues do you see in Mary at the wedding feast?
  2. Why do you suppose Jesus really didn’t want to perform this miracle?
  3. How did his apostles benefit from this miracle?
  4. At first, how did the waiters respond?
  5. What word of phrase in the gospel caught your attention?
  6. How will you personally respond to the insights you gained?

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