His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.
Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece. Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it. And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water: the chief steward calleth the bridegroom, And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. (John 2:5–11, D-R)
- Holy persons and holy items are veiled. The meaning of of “apocalypse” is from the Greek apo– “from” and kalyptein “to cover, to veil.” Christ’s reign is currently veiled until the end of time when it will be unveiled, or re-veiled, or apocalypsed. The most holy things are the most hidden. It should be startling that we are experiencing more and more Marian apparitions. In my opinion, it’s a sign of the preparation for…
- Mary is mentioned several times and only at key moments. At the incarnation of Christ. At the birth of Christ. At the circumcision (first blood-shedding of the Messiah), at the presentation in the temple, at Christ’s teaching in the temple, at his first miracle in Cana, then at the foot of the cross, and then at Pentecost, oh, and then again in the Apocalypse.It is as if God uses Mary as His most precious spice. As he prepares the banquet, he uses it sparingly and only for special purposes. Mary is God’s highlighter. He does not highlight ever sentence, only the best lines!
- Lastly, I do not think that Christ and the Holy Ghost wanted her featured too often. If you read the dedicatory of this blog, you might begin to discern this, let the reader understand: “And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.” (Luke 2:35, D-R) Mary is the secret sign. Mary is the litmus test. Sacred Scripture says that the thoughts of our hearts will be revealed because of Mary. So when you hear someone speak with tenderness about Mary, their heart is revealed. It is a sign. When they lament her sorrows at the cross. It’s a sign. If they say, “Ha! Mary’s not that big of deal – she’s a sinner like us all,” then this to is a sign. Their heart is revealed.You cannot really argue with people who speak poorly of the Blessed Mother. There is not a ton of Scripture to convince them. It is just one of those mystical things. The elect love Mary. The reprobate are cold or hateful toward her. Period. The saints teach this over and over. I wont write out the list. St Louis de Montfort has catalogued the quotations on this subject.