WORD of the DAY
He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore. (Mark 8: 12-13)
Jesus is again with the crowds, crowds that are always a bit crazy and noisy and want a sign. They are asking for what they already have without being aware that what is lacking is their readiness to learn to discern. Often, we too look for what is already available to us because we have a foolish inclination for magic, for what surprises. It could also be that we are looking for what is easy; what I can arrive at without fatigue, what is ready to be used.
Love, the future, vocation, whatever gives hope and is just do not rain down from the sky in prepared packages with the address of the receiver. They are fundamental dimensions of life that we build, each day interpreting our own responsibility with intelligence, imagination, and also hard work. In a state of continual seeking for God and His manifestations, we employ our entire self to give responses that are coherent with His revelation. These responses are sometimes linear, sometimes disruptive, that oblige us to break the dearest and most ancient laws and rules.
Lord, grant that our generation may look at the world through You, becoming capable of courageous choices that detach us from simply repeating the past but rather generating prophetic responses.
The voice of Anonymous
Some try to live as they can. Others as they must. And then there are those who decide to live as they believe…but this demands courage.