John 2: 1-12

The wedding feast of Cana

22/12/2014 5:57 pm

John 2: 1-12

After the ‘wondering’ about what struck you, or caught your attention, begin to talk about the families involved in this wedding feast, and their situation, their relationship with Jesus and his response to their need, and your lives and experiences, your faith.

Some of the following questions might help the conversations

  • What is it like to have a wedding in the family? What are the considerations and hopes?
  • How does the story of the Wedding Feast at Cana touch our own experience of engagement, weddings, and post-wedding life? What is Mary’s role? And Jesus’? What is the ‘water’ that Jesus turns into ‘wine’ for us?
  • How do we prepare for marriage? How can the Church support us in this?
  • How do we continue to ‘journey’ in marriage? What helps? What hinders? How can our families help us? How might the Church support us?

The key questions to draw the conversation together might be:

  • How does this story ‘speak’ to us about our ‘call’ to be a family?
  • How does it speak to our ‘journey’?
  • How does it speak to us about our ‘purpose’ or ‘mission’ as a family?
  • What support do we need from the Church?
  • What is already available? What needs to be developed?
  • From our family life experience, what might we offer that could enrich the life of the Church?

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