Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072318.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.”
Jesus wants us to believe what we see and have faith in what He teaches. He does not want to “perform” signs on demand for those who do not believe. Is that not what we do today? We ask for signs and wonders and do not believe what we already know. Do you need proof, or do you trust in the Lord?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I place all my trust in you. I see the miracles you perform every day, I do not need proof. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen!
To the upright I will show the saving power of God.