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John 2:4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.”
I wonder if that’s how Jesus felt. He was already present at the wedding, already known to the community. It wasn’t his plan to change water into wine, but that didn’t really matter. His friends needed help, and he had help to offer.
Needless to say, I do not have the abilities of Jesus, but I do surprise myself from time to time as I take on leadership roles. I have talents that my church and other groups can use. I simply have to be willing to offer what gifts I have where they are needed.
Today the Church remembers Antony, Abbot in Egypt, 356.