Indeed, throughout the Gospels we clearly see Jesus affirming the proper application of the Oral Torah; that is, where it does not contradict or attempt to supplant the Written Torah. This is especially clear in many of Jesus' dialogues with the Pharisees in response to His works done on the Sabbath.
Therefore, being that Exodus 12:24 is a Permanent Law – a Perpetual Command, if Jesus doesn’t fulfill it – if it is not part of His body of work according this His statement in Matthew 5:17, that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, then He not the Messiah or Lord; rather, He is a liar, a lunatic, and a sadist.
Again, at least four of these men were skilled in negotiating a squall, which as a common occurrence on Galilee, so when they awoke Jesus to ask Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” - What they are simply asking Jesus to do is to wake up and do His part to navigate the boat
Indeed, the most powerful lesson that Ss. Mary and Joseph have to teach us that we must always act upon the word of God, even if we don't immediately understand it.
While some might have a particular call on their life to live The Waymaker’s Ministry exclusively, all of the Baptized have a general call on their life to prepare themselves and others to receive the fullness and glory of Light of the World.
For us to best understand this narrative, we have to spend a moment to contextualize and couch it into the Canaanite myth and Jewish understand about a God who overcomes waves of death.
This Sunday’s Mass for the Fifth Sunday in Lent is another occasion where get to hear the story about when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (Cf. John 11:1-45).
The call of this Gospel Reading is a simple one. Christ Jesus is the fulfillment all that is good and true. In Him we have found more than we could possible desire for ourselves, and in us we He has found the people He wants to give all that He to give.
In totality, these Gospel accounts tell us two things, which people often take out of context. The first is that the Lukan version of our Lord’s prophecy held up. The second is that Peter is not the pusillanimous, scared, and bumbling idiot that I grow so weary of hearing so many Christians portray him to be.
Today’s Gospel reading at Mass comes from John 2:1-11, and it concerns the Wedding Feast at Cana in Galilee that Mary, Jesus, and His disciples attended. Like all of the Gospel of John this section is jam packed with theological implications and spiritual light.