Commentary on the Gospel of



Asking for signs and wonders is an indication of spiritual starvation. Where we have vital parish life, deep commitment to justice and peace, and a Liturgy that grows out of these, we have correspondingly less need of moving statues, “messages” and visions. The “sign” of Jonah to the Ninevites was his proclamation of the Word of God; and Jesus says in this passage that this too is the only sign that he himself is going to give.


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