Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

“Do whatever He tells you”

Marten de Vos
The Marriage at Cana

54. Mysterium fidei! If the Eucharist is a mystery of faith which so greatly transcends our understanding as to call for sheer abandonment to the word of God, then there can be no one like Mary to act as our support and guide in acquiring this disposition. In repeating what Christ did at the Last Supper in obedience to his command: “Do this in memory of me!” we also accept Mary’s invitation to obey him without hesitation: “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5). With the same maternal concern which she showed at the wedding feast of Cana, Mary seems to say to us: “Do not waver; trust in the words of my Son. If he was able to change water into wine, he can also turn bread and wine into his body and blood, and through this mystery bestow on believers the living memorial of his passover, thus becoming the ‘bread of life.’”

 ~~ Ecclesia de Eucharistia (encyclical of St. John Paul II)

Editor's note: I get a little chuckle from looking at this artist's portrayal of Our Blessed Mother (click on it so you can see more detail), with her finger in the air, and with her eyes directed at the artist. Isn't that just like a mother to speak to one child and look at another, directing her message to both? I love it!

“Do whatever he tells you” 

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