Monday, October 10, 2016

Reflection: Luke 11:29-32

Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time - Luke 11:29-32

Today Jesus picks up from where he left off in yesterday’s Gospel.  Today Jesus bluntly tells his listeners: “This generation is an evil generation!  The people seek a sign, yet no sign will be given except the sign of Jonah.”  Jesus then likens himself to Jonah.  He says that just as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, he, Jesus, is the sign for this generation.
I suspect that we human beings at times also ask Jesus or God for a sign.  Perhaps we hope Jesus will affirm a decision we are making.  Or we simply would like to receive a sign that Jesus is present with us.  Personally, I always want my sign to be clear and evident!  Is Jesus enough of a sign for us?  Or do we desire something more visible or tangible?  Will we trust that Jesus is present to us now and in every moment of our lives? Today and always may we believe that Jesus is the sign given to us by God. May we trust that Jesus is with us every moment of the day!

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