Good News C8
Second Sunday in Ordinary
New American Bible John
Gateway New International Version John 2:1-11
C8 Skit for Marriage Feast at Cana “God’s Miracle:
When you share, you never run out.”
believe Jesus Christ is God because he did many
things that people could never do. He
changed the water into wine at the Marriage Feast at Cana. After his friend, Lazarus
made him come back to life. He fed thousands of people with 2 fish and 5 loaves
of bread that a little boy was willing to share. After Jesus
was baptized, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved son in whom I am
well pleased.” The greatest miracle was
the love Jesus showed for us by dying
on the cross so that our sins would be forgiven. It is because of his love that God the Father
forgives us of our sins and welcomes us into heaven.
human, you may get so angry with someone in your family or a friend, that you
can not forgive them. Being human, you
may keep doing wrong things over and over again. God forgives you over and over
again. Even when you’ve done something
wrong seventy times seven times...490 times, God always says, “Yes. I forgive
you.” That is truly a miracle.
Mary had faith that Jesus would
help her at the Marriage Feast at Cana. She
just asked him to help her. If you
believe that God will provide your needs, and ask him to help you, he will help
you, even if it takes a miracle. Being
human, you may not want to share what you have with others because you are
afraid there won’t be any left for you. God gives us added rewards when you
help another person. When you give one
hand to help others, three hands come back to help you. Those three hands might
be God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Man, Woman, and Child; Family,
Friend, Stranger. Help could be gifts of Time, Talent, or Money. Help could be Prayer, Love, or Forgiveness. Gifts could be Faith, Hope,
or Love; Skills, Knowledge, Understanding.
Assistance could come in the form of Food, Clothing, Shelter, Heat, Job,
Care, Humor, Laughter, and/or Healing.
When you take a handful of water from your jug
and give it to someone in need, God magically puts 3 handsful
of water back. He puts just what you
need in your jug. When you share, you
never run out. When you share with others, you will always have plenty for
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where
there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness,
light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so
much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to
be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning
that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
of St. Francis - Books and Prayer
of Prayer of St. Francis "Make me an instrument of your peace"
Prayer of St
Francis "Make me an instrument of your peace"
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