We have all been to weddings and wedding and it is always the hope that will run smoothly. Can you image to a wedding and the wine runs out? an embarrassment! This is the situation the Gospel today, the Second Sunday Ordinary Time.

Mary and Jesus are at the wedding and Mary’s is to go to her son and tell him the situation. At first, we feel that Jesus wants nothing to do with what has happened, then six stone jars are brought in, each filled with 30 gallons water. When the headwaiter draws from one of the jars, he is at the quality of wine. This is the first “sign” that Jesus did. There are more to come.

Tomorrow, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. His dream for a more inclusive world, one that is not divided by race or or power or economic situation. This dream has application to
our world today. Even though there has been progress, deep divisions injustices still exist. They do not exist in just one place, are everywhere – some prejudice is even in each one of us.
There is much work to be done. Even though we are aware of these, as Christians we have the responsibility to be “different” not add to the evil influence of prejudice. Today, people are
categorized so quickly. There are good and bad individuals among groups. The second reading today speaks about “differences” exist. St. Paul sees these as ways that God’s people might be
served better, each person using his or her own God given abilities. is a vision that is helpful for us to understand and live out in day to day lives.

-Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.