Ahhh ... the Wedding Feast at Cana.
Easily one of my favorite passages in the New Testament.
I've read it a hundred times, but today, God gave me a new perspective on it.
I've always looked at this wonderful miracle through the eyes of two people - Our Savior's and Our Blessed Mother's. His first public miracle. Her confident direction. The significance of that hour never ceases to move me.
But today, for the first time, I looked at this Blessed event through the eyes of the Bride and Bridegroom. And I asked myself one question:
Do you think they knew that God was their wedding guest?
The answer, of course, is most likely no. After all, He had just started His public ministry. In fact, I bet the bridegroom, after being told about the "choice wine", went back to the celebration without much thought.
Imagine how different things would have been had they known! The celebration that day would have been for His presence - not just for their union. He would have been at the head table, not the one to the side near the band. And they would have probably spent the night listening to His word, not dancing and drinking.
But, alas, they may have glanced over their Most Favored guest. Perhaps shook his hand and thanked Him for attending as they moved around from one guest to another. (Do you think they did that back then?)
As I pondered this, slightly depressed, I realized that I do the same thing every day.
After all, He is present in every mass. He is present when people gather in His name. And He is present in all of us.
He is here.
And yet, I wonder how many times I've glanced over Him?
Lord, please help me to realize Your Presence, to hear Your Word, to see Your Works, and to feel Your Love - today and every day.
P.S. If you would like to read about the Wedding Feast from a guest's point of view, Karinann has a nice post here.