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John 2:4 and Christ’s Words to His Mother – Fr. Skip Thompson

November 29, 2018 No Comments

In the story of Jesus’ first miracle at the Wedding of Cana, many Catholics focus on Mary’s words to the servants there, “do whatever he tells you,” as a model for Christian piety and action. On today’s episode, however, Fr. Skip Thompson, a convert to the Catholic faith, focuses on the words of Our Lord to His Mother in that exchange: “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” Is this merely a rebuke of Mary? Or is there a lot more to this passage, beginning with the fact that Jesus refers to his mother as “woman” rather than “mother?”

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