The Wedding at Cana
2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.[a] 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Mother Mary is the greatest evangelist of her time and even today to the Non Christians or Gentiles. Cana points out to a village predominantly consisted by Gentiles or Canaanites. The word Cana and other references in the Bible like Canaanite Woman, Centurion who were basically from Cana Village which was a Neighboring Village of Nazareth where Jesus grew. The six Jars at the Wedding was not a complete figure of Jewish traditional washing but of the Gentiles who is to mix traditions of Jews and other adopted traditions while they were in Exile. So at the wedding at Cana , the guests may be Canaanites Neighbors. When the Wine runs out Mother Mary intercedes with Jesus to perform the miracle but Jesus calls Mother Mary ‘Woman’ because she represented the family to witness the Gentile guests. Jesus is telling Mother Mary , my time has not come to reach out to the Gentiles but I have to start the mission in Jerusalem with my fellow Brothers. Mother Mary becomes the media to witness Gentiles in the town of Cana and Jesus does his first miracle in Cana among the Gentiles. Many Gentiles believed him.
The Shrines dedicated to Mother Mary has maximum devotees of other faith. Many turn to Jesus through Mary. Mary through her intercession makes mighty miracles to non Believers of our time. Mother Mary became a symbol to bring love through her intercession in the communist ruled countries in Europe . Mother Mary is a secular figure among the non Believers who stand in between Jesus and the Non Believer. Today Christianity has been spread more on Gentile World than the Jewish Land. The devotion to Mother Mary reveals the love of God to the Nations. Mother Mary becomes the Apostle of the Gentile World. I met a Business Man , he was not a Christian but keeps a picture of Mother Mary, I asked him how you are connected to Mother Mary. He said he has special attachment towards Mother Mary from his Childhood because whatever he asks her he gets it immediately. He wanted to know more about Christianity and Jesus and that is how people encounter Jesus in their life.
Prayer : Mother Mary intercede to Jesus to reach out to all Non believer brothers and Sisters in love and abundant life. Amen.