Marriage Restoration

Greetings on this the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings: Is 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11
Notes: Sorry this has been delayed. I’ve been really busy.

In the seven signs of Jesus in the Gospel of John, Jesus brings new expression to the Divine Love for us. His signs both show him to be a true Prophet, the one Moses predicted, and the power of God to make our lives glorious in his life.

I wrote a study on the Gospel of John, you can find it here: https://gerrypalermo.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/gospel-of-john-outline-final.pdf

First reading
For the LORD delights in you
and makes your land his spouse.
As a young man marries a virgin,
your Builder shall marry you;
and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
so shall your God rejoice in you.

Hint: Focus on this: The LORD rejoices in you. Even in your insufficiency. Do likewise for your Spouse. Ditto Spouse.

Responsorial Psalm
Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Second reading
The gifts of the Holy Spirit provided in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians is a beautiful list of gifts. Here’s the thing. Every one of those gifts are given to every one of us! The distinction he is making is that the proportion of each gift is different for each of us.

To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.

You are given (a continuous gift, not a one and done gift):

  • Wisdom (and the skill to share it)
  • Knowledge (and the skill to use it)
  • Faith
  • Healing
  • Mighty Deeds
  • Prophecy (your baptism is such an event)
  • Discernment
  • Tongues (Ou Pale Creole? Hablas Espanol?)
  • Translator

But one and the same Spirit produces all of these,
distributing them individually to each person as he wishes.

  • Which are you strongest in? Your Spouse?
  • Which of these do you bring to your marriage? Your Spouse?

Hint: Focus on your strengths as a source of blessing to your marriage. Ditto Spouse.

Alleluia Verse
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Portion
Jesus’ restoration of marriage to the very beginning is heartwarming expression of how far the Lord will go to restore our natural lives to the intended state of grace.

This is the foresign of the Sacramental system of graces he left for us after his Resurrection, too.

It is amazing, thanks be to God.

When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said to him,
“They have no wine.”

Jesus told them,
“Fill the jars with water.”
So they filled them to the brim.

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.”

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him.

And so, as the Alleluia verse says today:
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hint: IN YOUR MARRIAGE.

Love you guys!

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

One thought on “Marriage Restoration

  1. Marriage Restoration On Monday, January 17, 2022, Deacon Gerry Palermo wrote:

    > Gerry Palermo posted: ” Greetings on this the Second Sunday in Ordinary > TimeReadings: Is 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn > 2:1-11Notes: Sorry this has been delayed. I’ve been really busy. In the > seven signs of Jesus in the Gospel of John, Jesus brings ” >

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