The Life Teen Podcast is attached. Readings for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Is 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11.
“Everyone loves a good wedding. To really understand the depth of this week’s readings we have to understand what a wedding is and what matrimony was made for. This week’s Gospel is about the wedding feast at Cana. It is Jesus’ first public miracle. When Jesus performs miracles, he performs them to reveal something about: himself, about the heart of God, and to reveal his glory. At every single Mass, working through the power of the Holy Spirit and the hands of the priest, the wine becomes the blood of Jesus Christ. St. John the evangelist reminds us that God’s first miracle in Exodus is to change water into blood. At the wedding feast at Cana water is turned into wine. At Mass, the wine is turned into Christ’s blood. God is using these physical elements and human people to reveal his glory. He reveals his glory to each of us so that we may be in an intimate relationship with us: even more so than an intimate relationship with one’s spouse.” (Mark Hart)
This podcast is an excellent foundation for a weekly Bible study focused on the readings throughout the liturgical year. These Bible studies can be at the parish, at a coffee shop or even on-line.