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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time C
January 20, 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Lovely in Eyes Not His

God’s desire and delight is to be one with us, to share in our life and destiny through thick or thin, to possess the same Spirit of love over all our miscellany of time and disposition.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Jesus and His Mother

In the light of Mediterranean child-rearing practices described above, one plausible cultural scenario for Jesus’ statement to his mother is that Jesus the adult son felt unjustly bothered, perhaps even embarrassed by his mother’s comment and implied suggestion that he get involved.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Maximus of Turin

The Son of God went to the wedding so that marriage, which had been instituted by his own authority, might be sanctified by his blessed presence.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

In the Church we have little bugging problems which do not get flicked away that easily. We wish we could whoosh a prayerful hand at them and send them up to heaven where God can deal with them.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The older will be replaced by new. This is what the changing of the water into wine symbolizes. The real, final epiphany is the cross.