Ord. Wk 6th: Monday,  Monday, 12th February,2018  (Mk 8:11-13)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Lukewarm Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reprimanded those seeking for “signs” of the Messiah, as they were lukewarm in their faith.  Jesus moved on to proclaim the Good News to other countryside as His miracles were not to satisfy their curiosities, but to draw them to the Good News.  Do we “insult” Jesus by the unreasonable “demands” of our lukewarm faith?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

The Pharisees came up and started a discussion with Jesus; they demanded of him a sign from heaven, to put him to the test. 

And with a profound sigh he said, ‘Why does this generation demand a sign? In truth I tell you, no sign shall be given to this generation.’ And, leaving them again, he re-embarked and went away to the other side.

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • •Like the Pharisees in today’s Gospel, we too often ask of God signs to re-assure our faith in Him. As though it is not enough to trust in a loving heavenly Father, we look for more assurances and at times, guarantees. 

  • Jesus is the eternal Sign from God; we do not need other signs or guarantees. Through Jesus, we will never be lost and lonely.

  • •Yet, how often have we failed to look to Jesus for our needs and direction in life?  Pray for a deeper faith in the Lord.