Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it?
There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure.
I did not have a parish Mass today.
If I had, what might I have said?
Today the Lord changes water to wine, intervening at a wedding at the request of His Mother. It is the Lord’s first public miracle. It underscores the Lord’s identity at the Bridegroom, for it was the responsibility of the groom to provide wine.
It also foreshadows that He is going to die, given his reference to “His hour” in the context of a banquet in which there will be superabundant wine.
It also points to the role that Mary has in Christ’s ongoing ministry: the Mother of the King is a powerful intercessor.
The Church has associated three moments as revelations of Christ’s divinity, the changing of water to wine goes with the voice from heaven at His baptism and also the adoration of the Magi. These are all clumped around Epiphany.
Ancient Jewish brides used to wear crowns that looked like the city walls of Jerusalem and the groom dressed in garments like a priest’s vestments. I might have then circled back to the nuptial imagery, and spoken about the mystery of unveiling and perhaps also the role of the worshiper at Mass at one who participates, yes, in the Sacrifice, but also in the wedding of the Bridegroom, Christ, with the New Jerusalem:celebration. This has implications for our participation at every Holy Mass.
A couple thoughts off the top of my head.