2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Speaker: 
Fr. Kyle
Homily transcription: 

The figures in today’s gospel are faced with one of the great human dilemmas.  Not having enough wine… Just kidding.  But the reality is that we often times run into the fact that we are not enough.  NOT enough as a husband.  Not enough as a mother.  Not enough as a boss or an employee.  Not enough as a student. And even not enough as a priest.  I love joking with Fr. Seda that the reason that the bishop must have sent me here because he thinks I’m as good as to priests combined.  But the whole reason this is a joke is because its obvious I could do “enough” to make up 2 priests.  We so often run into the fact that you and I are simply not enough.  And while this may be a fact, it is not the full truth. 

I think today’s gospel helps to show us the greater truth of when we don’t seem to be enough.  First, when the servers do not have enough wine, Mary simply points them to Jesus and says, “Do whatever he tells you.” 

Second, the servers just bring what they have; ordinary water.  We too simply need to bring Jesus whatever we have, no matter how small; no matter how weak, no matter how ordinary.  And while it may not seem like enough, Christ will work miracles.

Time and time again we run into the fact that we are not enough.  But this is not the greater truth.  The truth that if we simply bring what we have to Christ, no matter how ordinary, and simply do what he tells us, he can work miracles in our life.