Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071816.cfm
Some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. At the judgment, the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and there is something greater than Jonah here. At the judgment the queen of the south will arise with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here.”
Do you think the men of Nineveh will rise with us and condemn us? We hear the preaching, we know the message of Jonah and Jesus who died and rose again 3 days later. By the way many act today, we have not taken the message of Christ to heart and followed Hi word. What do you think our punishment will be? The Queen of the South has come many times during the past years, but have we listened? Have we repented as she called us to do and return to her Son? What will be our punishment? Is there time to repent? Yes because our God is a God of second, third and thousands of chances, but we must start before it is too late.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunity to repent. May we start, each individually, to repent of our sins and proclaim the good news of your Salvation. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
To the upright I will show the saving power of God.