Saturday, January 7, 2012

Everyday Miracles

And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” John 2:9-10
At the wedding in Cana, Jesus performs His first miracle by turning the water into wine. When Mary said to Jesus, “They have no wine,” He fulfilled her request with abundant generosity by serving the best wine.
Two months ago on my birthday, my grandmother passed away. My aunt said her passing on my birthday is a gift from God. That day we celebrated her birthday into heaven and my birthday on this Earth. Two weeks prior to her passing, I remember praying by her bedside hoping for a miracle when all along the miracle was the legacy she left behind with 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, a pure example of God’s life giving abundance.
The scene of a wedding and Jesus’ act of turning water into wine reminds me of a talk by Fr. Paul Coutinho, SJ. He points out the mystical moment during the offertory where the priest quietly drops the water into the wine. He says, “The drop of water is me. The wine is God. ... I realize that God and I are one.”
When I focus on God’s presence, miracles big and small reveal themselves more readily. His love is overflowing like the wine at the wedding. My hope is to let His love overflow into each moment and be a witness of His miracles.

Where will you find the God given miracles of today?

reflected by Greg Lontok

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