Gospel: Mt 12:38-42
Then, some teachers of the law and some Pharisees spoke up, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” Jesus answered them, “An evil and unfaithful people want a sign; but no sign will be given them except the sign of the prophet Jonah. In the same way, as Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man spend three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. At the judgment, the people of Nineveh will rise with this generation, and condemn it; because they reformed their lives at the preaching of Jonah, and here, there is greater than Jonah. At the judgment, the Queen of the South will stand up and condemn you. She came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and here, there is greater than Solomon.
Teacher, we want to see a sign from you In the Broadway play, “Fiddler on the Roof,“ Tevye playfully asks his wife if she loves him. While she performs house chores she replies that she has raised their four children and managed their home all these years. “How then can you ask me if I love you?” We all look for signs that we are loved by our family, friends and the Lord. The proof is not always found in verbal declarations of love, but often in acts of love and service, in years of quiet devotion and fidelity, and in abiding presence and companionship.
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