Thursday, July 15, 2010

Do Whatever He Tells You

Thursday is the traditional day to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, and I'm reflecting on the Second Luminous Mystery, The Wedding Feast at Cana

Although Mary is one of the most pivotal characters in the story of Salvation History, she is rarely mentioned in the Gospels. When she is, her few words speak volumes.  Such is the case at the wedding in Cana.  After informing her Divine Son of the host's embarrassing problem of insufficient wine, she patiently listens to His protest that the time is not right.  Then Mary does something unexpected.  She does not meekly walk away nor does she in any way acknowledge her Son's reluctance.  Instead, Mary takes action.  She turns to the servants and gives the instruction, "Do whatever He tells you." (John 2:5)

Why does she do this?  Why would Mary seemingly ignore Jesus' protest?  Perhaps she was moved by the Holy Spirit.  By looking deeper into this mystery, we can discover another reason:  Jesus wants us to know that His mother has great influence over Him.  Mary is able to move her Son to action even when He does not want to act.  This has a tremendous impact on those who are devoted to the Blessed Mother.  We have a very powerful intercessor in heaven who is so beloved by Our Lord that He might overcome reluctance to give aid if His mother pleads for us. 

We can use the Rosary, Mary's favorite prayer, to tap into this amazing source of heavenly assistance.  Of course it's then up to us to follow Mary's instructions, "Do whatever He tells you."


The Frat Pack + Me said...

love this!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate these good thoughts you have given us.

Peggy Bowes said...

FP + me and Anon, thanks for taking the time to post a comment. I really appreciate it! God bless.