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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 21, 2013

A WEDDING OF THE CHURCH

There is probably no day more romanticized than a wedding.  They are moments full of hope, promise, joy and love – which is precisely why weddings are a metaphor of the mystical union between God and God’s people.  It is an amazing metaphor as Isaiah says, as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so shall the Lord rejoice in you. 

The Gospel story is also quite instructive – in fact we could be here for hours reflecting on the rich, rich symbolism of this story.  It is not simply about a wedding, but about the new relationship about to be formed with humanity through Christ.  This is not just the wedding of two people, but through Christ, we are being told about the mystical wedding of heaven and earth.

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 96; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11)

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