Thursday, November 3 – Lunchtime Discussion

Please join us, Thursday, November 3 at 12:15 pm in the TMC Library in the Street Level Conference Room (downstairs from the main entrance) for lunch and discussion of the message of Pope Francis for the 24th World Day of the Sick and the role of healthcare professionals in cooperating with the healing ministry of Jesus.

mysteries_canaIn the scene of Cana, in addition to Jesus and his Mother, there are the “servants”, whom she tells: “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn2:5). Naturally, the miracle takes place as the work of Christ; however, he wants to employ human assistance in performing this miracle. He could have made the wine appear directly in the jars. But he wants to rely upon human cooperation, and so he asks the servants to fill them with water. How wonderful and pleasing to God it is to be servants of others! This more than anything else makes us like Jesus, who “did not come to be served but to serve” (Mk 10:45). These unnamed people in the Gospel teach us a great deal. Not only do they obey, but they obey generously: they fill the jars to the brim (cf. Jn 2:7). They trust the Mother and carry out immediately and well what they are asked to do, without complaining, without second thoughts.


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