Leave a Comment:
Thanks for your input, Anna! I agree with everything you wrote. I will add my thoughts on Monday.Reply
Rick’s take on this section:
What did Jesus mean by “My hour has not come?”
1. Jesus’s hour came when he was to prove he was the Messiah and the Savior of our sins. That came at his crucifixion and resurrection where the Gospel reads the following: “After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: Father, the hour has come.” (John 17:1)
Was he being disrespectful to his mother?
2. Jesus was not disrespectful but understood the big picture of his ministry. He tried to inform (or remind) his mother that he did not come to save the wedding party but save us from ourselves.
3. Jesus’s mother understood as his ministry developed. Turning the tables, do you remember a time when you disrespected a parent? Did you understand better as you got older?
I guess there were more times than I could remember, but the one time that was funny got me in trouble. My mother was mad at me and asked for my car keys, saying I couldn’t see my girlfriend. I gave her my keys but kept the car key and left. There was a phone call waiting at my girlfriend’s house for me to come back from my stepfather. I ended up marrying the girl seven years later after we graduated from college. Of course I learned a lesson and demanded more from our kids. (It was worth getting in trouble for the kiss!)Reply
What did Jesus mean by “My hour has not come?” It was not time for him to perform miracles, he was gently reminding his mother that it wasn’t her place to direct his ministry.Reply
Was he being disrespectful to his mother? No, he wasn’t being disrespectful. In fact, he was being a dutiful son because even though he knew it wasn’t time yet, he did perform the miracle.
Jesus’s mother understood as his ministry developed. Turning the tables, do you remember a time when you disrespected a parent? Did you understand better as you got older? Yes, i remember a time or two. I definitely understood as I got older. We think we know it all when we are young when in fact, we know nothing. It is always nice to have the guidance of our parents, I know they only want the best for us.