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Monday 15th October, 2012
St Teresa of Avila. Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 – 5:1. Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever. Ps 112(113):1-7. Luke 11:29-32.

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‘There is something greater than Jonah here.’

Reading today’s gospel, we can be struck by the frustration Jesus must have felt in his preaching. The people kept wanting, as we sometimes do, some sign which would prove to them in a spectacular way that Jesus was the Son of God. In exasperation, Jesus quotes the example of the Ninevites, those non-believers who quickly recognised God’s call to them in Jonah’s preaching.

The people Jesus addresses are those especially chosen by God as his people, and yet they cannot recognise God’s voice in his words. What about us? Do we need some spectacular sign to be convinced that God is present in our lives, or are we content with the faith—whether weak or strong—we have in our hearts?

Let us pray today that the Holy Spirit will strengthen our own belief and the belief of our fellow Christians.



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