1 John 5:14-21
14 And this is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.16 If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that.17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not mortal.
18 We know that any one born of God does not sin, but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world is in the power of the evil one.20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, to know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ.This is the true God and eternal life.21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

John 2:1-11 

1 On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;2 Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.3 When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”4 And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.8 He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast.” So they took it.9 When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom10 and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.”11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.


St JOHN write that all wrongdoing is sin, however he makes a distinction between sin that is not mortal and sin which is mortal, implying that the stubborn unrepentant sinner is damned and shall suffer eternal punishment. God will forgive “sin both mortal and venial,” if the sinner appeal to God’s mercy and forgiveness. John makes the point that we who are “born of God” in baptism was given understanding to discern between right and wrong and good and evil wherefore we are obligated to remain in Him always. 

THE GOSPEL READING: A wedding couple faced much embarressment when they had no wine, a nessesary component required by the Rabbi to validate the nuptial union. Because this couple were wise to invite both Jesus together with the apostles and His mother to partake in their wedding ceremony, Mary saved the day for the red-faced couple, when she persuaded her somewhat dismissive Son who figured that He was not quite ready to begin His ministry, to fill the empty barrels with the very best wine! 

These days wedding couples spend excessive amounts of resources to host their wedding at a secular venue or a magistrates office instead of presenting themselves before the altar where Christ, shall forgive their sins in the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist. Moreover, Mary and the saints are ever present enjoining themselves to the couple, validating their nuptial union in and through Christ who shall feed them with the best wine and food, His flesh and blood to remit their venial sins and sustain them in good and bad times.

LET US PRAY:Psalms 149:1-6,9

1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful! 2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker, let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King!3 Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with timbrel and lyre!
4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.5 Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, 9 to execute on them the judgment written! This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise the LORD!

Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days. 

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