Friday, January 7, 2011
Listening to your Mother
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.John 2:1-11
As a mother, I know how hard it is to want to help your children and instruct them even when they are adults. I know they have to grow up and do things on their own. I have a great deal of sympathy for both Jesus and Mary in this story. Life is hard no matter where you stand and mothers and kids can be aggravating even if they are the Virgin Mary and the Savior of the World. So here's to parenthood and listening to your mother. I am attaching these bits of wisdom I found on the Jokesters website. Enjoy on this snowy day!
PAUL REVERE'S MOTHER
"I don't care where you think you have to go, young man.
Midnight is past your curfew!"
MONA LISA'S MOTHER
"After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, that's the biggest smile you can give us?"
HUMPTY DUMPTY'S MOTHER
"Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"
"I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher.
You still could have written!"
"Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children?
Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"
"All right, Napoleon. If you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it!"
"Now, George, remember what I told you --
don't go biting off more than you can chew!"
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S MOTHER
Again with the stovepipe hat, Abe?
Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"
"I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you're starting to look a little purple."
"It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is going to be?"
"I've got a bill here for a busted chair from the Bear family. You know anything about this, Goldie?"
LITTLE MISS MUFFET'S MOTHER
"Well, all I've got to say is if you don't get off your tuffet and start cleaning your room, there'll be a lot more spiders around here!"
ALBERT EINSTEIN'S MOTHER
"But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something...?"
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MOTHER
"The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"
"That's a nice story, but now tell me where you've really been for the last three days."
"Clark, your father and I have discussed it, and we've decided you can have your own telephone line. Now will you quit spending so much time in all those phone booths?"
THOMAS EDISON'S MOTHER
"Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"