Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“If you're waiting for a sign, here it is: Today is your Second Chance. It's a chance to change things. It's a chance for new beginnings. For growth, and expanding perspectives. A brand new day in which you can choose to see, and DO things differently. What will you do with this opportunity? Will you seize this day, this chance?”

Peace and Joy are signs of God’s Presence in the Church – Pope Francis

Gospel Text: (LK 11:29-32)

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
“This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.
Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment
the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation
and she will condemn them,
because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and there is something greater than Solomon here.
At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it,
because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
and there is something greater than Jonah here.”

In today’s Gospel Jesus addresses the desire for signs. We all seem to ask for signs from time to time. In the cacophony of our daily lives they seem to give us greater certainty in what we believe and allay any insecurities we may have.  Apparitions, miracles and other sensational spiritual events seem to be important not only for the contemporaries of Jesus but also for us today. We must understand however that Jesus insists that the real sign is his own person: in him God has become a human being, and who sees him sees the Father. Looking for other signs will not get us anywhere. Looking for God in all things, listening to the movements of the spirit within and above all focusing on our risen Lord should be our focus.

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