By Dalcia Castillo
Hey there, fellow holy-rollers and soon-to-be-saints! Today, we’re going to dig into the Gospel treasury and pull out one of the most loved miracle stories – the miracle at the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11). But instead of turning water into wine, we’re going to look at how we can turn our financial woes into wonders. Get ready to pop the cork on this biblical vintage!
When the Wine Runs Out
Just like the embarrassed hosts at the Cana wedding, we too often find ourselves in situations where our ‘wine’ runs out. And by ‘wine,’ I mean our financial resources. There’s nothing quite as terrifying as the prospect of an empty wallet, a drained bank account, or a towering pile of debt. But fear not! Like the Blessed Mother at Cana, Compass Catholic is here to guide you to Jesus, the ultimate problem solver.
Do Whatever He Tells You
Mary’s advice to the servants at the wedding is as straightforward as it gets, and it applies to our finances too: “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5). And what does Jesus tell us about money? Be good stewards. Be generous. Trust in God’s providence. When we align our financial decisions with the Gospel, we’re doing exactly what He tells us.
Filling the Jars
In the story, Jesus instructed the servants to fill the jars with water, which He then turned into the best wine of the feast. For us, filling our ‘jars’ might mean setting up an emergency fund, creating a balanced budget, or starting a retirement plan. Remember, Jesus can only bless what we offer. If we want Him to turn our financial water into wine, we need to first fill our jars!
The Best is Yet to Come
Just as the master of the banquet was amazed that the best wine was saved for last, God has a way of saving the best for those who trust in Him. When we manage our finances faithfully, we experience a peace that’s better than the finest earthly vintage. As Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
A Taste of the Kingdom
The miracle at Cana wasn’t just about rescuing a wedding feast; it was a sign of the abundant life Jesus offers. When we live out our faith in every area of our lives, including our finances, we start to experience a taste of this abundance here and now.
Raise Your Glass with Compass Catholic
Running low on the wine of financial stability? Don’t worry! Compass Catholic is here to help you fill those jars and trust in Jesus to do the rest. With Bible-based financial courses, supportive communities, and countless resources, we’re here to help you toast to a future of faith-infused finances.
So, fellow faithful, are you ready to fill your jars and see the miracle happen? Join us on this joy-filled journey of turning water into wine, and debt into savings. Let’s toast to a life of fiscal faithfulness, and to our ultimate goal – sainthood! Cheers to that, and see you at Compass Catholic!