FROM THE DESK OF FR. MARIO J. TIZZIANI
With our celebration of the Lord’s baptism last Sunday, it seems only proper that today we acknowledge and celebrate His first miracle. With God’s voice, the descent of the Holy Spirit and coming forth from the waters, our Lord Jesus Christ was set to begin His earthly ministry. How apt that it would be at a celebration. The wedding at Cana is a touching example of the Lord’s care for the needs of others; as well as His desire not to be in the limelight. Our Lord would prefer that his works speak for themselves rather than Him having to speak of them. As the maître d’ attested, the wine that the Lord made was far superior to that which was first used at the reception. Our Lord provides credence to the use of wine (alcohol) at festive gatherings and, more so, offers us the experience of realizing His power over the elements – miraculously changing regular water into fine wine. As St John tells us, “Jesus did this at the beginning of His signs…and so revealed His glory….” As His disciples “began to believe in Him,” may we, as well, place our trust in Him that as we walk with Him and seek to draw closer to Him, He will change us as well!!!
In this month when we realize another year has passed since the legalization of abortion through the United States Supreme Court decision, Roe v Wade (1973), it is good for us to remember that “[a]s God recognized each of us before we were born, and called us by name, so too may we recognize the value of each human life and pledge ourselves to continue to defend and nurture God’s greatest gift to us.” May we never be silent concerning the scourge of abortion and the senseless culture of death which has so blatantly permeated our society today!
May you have a great week in the Lord!
In His Love,
Fr Mario Joseph Tizziani