Commentary on the Gospel of
In the Gospel of today, Jesus insists that this generation will not get what it is searching for: a sign. The only sign that it will be given is that of Jonah. Yet he speaks of something greater than Jonah; taking the analogy to another level. He speaks of his presence, ministry, passion, death and resurrection by which humanity will be redeemed. Jesus invites his listeners and indeed all of us to undertake a religion that focuses not on signs but on encounter with the author of our faith.
This encounter gives new meaning to our faith and disposes us to walk with God. It opens our eyes to see what God does everyday around. It prepares and initiates us into the ministry of Christ. We pray for openness to God’s transforming grace and the courage to let ourselves be directed and led by the Holy Spirit.