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Looking More Closely at the Word
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time C

January 16, 2022
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Lovely in Eyes Not His

Prompted by his mother, who informs him that there is no more wine and who alerts the attendants to do “whatever he tells you,” Jesus transforms six stone jars of water into wine.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Jesus and His Mother

Referring to one’s mother as “Woman” without further qualification is very unusual in Jesus’ cultural world. There is no parallel to this in either Hebrew or Greek literature.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Maximus of Turin

Of course this holy Mother knew that the rebuke of her Son and Lord was not an insult born of anger, but that it contained a mysterious compassion.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Bridegroom is Here

In the Fourth Evangelist’s framework, the wedding feast at Cana is nothing less than the revelation of divinity in Jesus as Word made flesh.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Though the evangelist accepts the reality of the miracle, it has for him a further, symbolic significance, pointing toward what Jesus is to accomplish on the cross.

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