Let Us Be A Sign

18 July 2011

Today’s Readings: Ex 14:5-18 / Mt 12:38-42

REFLECTION
The Pharisees are relentless in their opposition of the person of Christ whom they perceive as a threat against their authority over the people. They insist that they show them a sign. Jesus refuses to give his opponent what they want and rebuke them for their unbelief calling them evil and unfaithful generation. He says that the only sign that will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus reveals himself more than a prophet- he fulfills the prophetic hope. More than a sign he is Wisdom personified. By casting out demons and cleansing the unclean he breaks the grip of darkness. Jesus alludes to the grip of darkness. Jesus alludes to the ultimate sign – the reservation with which the Father will attest to his words and deeds. Jesus challenges us to be signs of his presence, words and deeds wherever we are, with whom we are.

PRAYER
Loving Father, open our eyes and our hearts that we may see you and believe. Let us not look for other signs and erase the doubts that often enter our hearts.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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