The wedding at Cana in this Sunday’s Gospel was quite a party. But the real party did not get started until Jesus performed what is recorded as His first miracle. The miracle of Cana seems at first sight to be out of step with the other signs that Jesus performed. What are we supposed to make of the fact that Jesus produced a huge surplus of wine—about 20 to 30 gallons or 520 liters—for a private party? But Jesus’ miracle was for more than a private party. It was a sign of the glory of God that was to come. With this miracle, He started His banquet of salvation to which we are all invited.