Monday of the 28th week in ordinary time year A
Romans. 1: 1-7 Luke 11: 29-32
Theme: A Generation of signs
In the gospel reading of today from St. Luke, Jesus addressed the people as an evil generation that seek for signs. This assertion of Jesus is something we can also relate with in our own time. What do you think Jesus would have said about our generation? Do you think our generation would be exonerated? Interestingly, even our own generation is also in search of signs and wonders, the sign of Jonah and the others we have seen, is still not stopping us from moving from one place to the other in search of signs and wonders.
In our own time, God has continued to prove himself in our lives, yet we are impatient, and we still go to different places in search of signs and wonders. This our quest to move from place to place in search of signs and wonders, have made so many of us vulnerable, and are being exploited by fake men and women of God. They manipulate our desperation and make us do some things we are not proud of and cannot comfortably share with other people. In view of this, let us take seriously the admonition of Jesus in todays gospel reading.
God has continued to prove himself to us, from one generation to another, why not trust in him and be patient. According to human calculation, his response may be slow, but it is worth waiting for. This is because when God answers your prayers, he gives you what is best for you, and it remains permanent; nobody or power can take it away from you. We are all encouraged today to be careful, lest our desperation lead us to places where our quest for signs will end up compounding our lives.
Dear friends, what sign is greater than the transformation that takes place at the Eucharistic celebration? This is the greatest of all the signs, for anyone who truly believe and trust in God. We are all encouraged today, to present that situation that is making us to move from one place to the other in search of signs and wonders, to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Remember, what God cannot do does not exist. In faith and trust, take that situation to him today, and he will show you that he is God. He is faithful to his promises, and he is a covenant keeping God. He does not change, he is the same yesterday, today and forever. As you strive to do this, may almighty God bless you in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.