Posted by: livingscripture | October 12, 2015

28th Monday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.”     

(Luke 11: 30)

How should we live this WordJesus_039_small

 The request for ‘signs’ that motivates Jesus’ response in this passage is nothing new in the Bible.  Nor is it something mistaken.  Great persons of the past had asked God to validate with a sign that they perceived as a need, in the fear of confusing their expectations or illusions with the will of God.  Believing means handing over oneself to God with a gratuitous and trustful gesture because we have received ‘the sign’ that God sent us in the person of Jesus.  He is the sign that “God has so loved the world as to give us His Son”.

In the face of the humiliation of Jesus in death so that we could rise again with Him to new life, how can we still doubt a love that precedes and accompanies us, even in difficult times?  How can we not entrust ourselves to Him, even in the darkness of events that may seem unsolvable at the moment?

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will make an act of authentic faith, handing over to God my preoccupations, dreams, expectations, my whole self.

Lord Jesus, only in You is my soul at rest.  You are my salvation.

 The Voice of Blaise Pascal, Scientist and Mystic

 Not only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ, we cannot even know ourselves except through Jesus Christ.

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