Imagine when Mary and Jesus were guests at the wedding in Cana. The place was full of music and laughter. Like most weddings, along with the excitement, there was some concern because the wine was running low.
In this story, Mary shows us the way of true stewardship. She had a close, personal relationship with Jesus. She knew his heart and what mattered to him. She paid attention to the needs of the people around her, and through prayer, she asked Jesus to fulfill those needs.
But the “distinctive ingredient” was Mary’s willingness to be an instrument of the Lord’s providence and care. She helped others enter more fully and joyfully into the feast. She says to us, just as she said to the servers at the wedding, “Do whatever Jesus tells you.”