Daily Office Readings for Monday of the 1st Week in Lent: Year 1
“His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)
Let’s be with Mary the mother of Jesus for all of his earthly life. And, although she is never named in the Gospel of John, the writer of this Gospel is dependent on his readers to have read the Synoptic Gospels in order to fill in all the details.
While not wealthy by any means, Mary and Jesus probably did not go to bed hungry ever. As we know, our Lord Jesus has a knack for multiplying food. Mary puts forth her request at the wedding and turns to face the servants of our Lord Jesus, (us). If you consider yourself to be a servant of our Lord Jesus, then she looks beyond, and through the pages of your Bible right into your eyes. She says to them and to you, “Do whatever he tells you.
When she made this request, Jesus mumbled something about His time has not yet come; but Mary has already turned from him fully knowing that he will take care of the situation. She has perhaps never been denied by him. As far as she is concerned, it is a done deal.
This is also a lesson to us. We should make our needs known to our Lord Jesus and then proceed in life fully confident that Jesus will take care of the situation. Let us not forget the “do” part. After all, she did say “Do,” whatever he tells you. There is a participation part that we have to do.
Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to, and through, the saints of God, and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do. John