Monday 15 October 2018
St Teresa Of Avila.
Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1. Psalm 112(113):1-7. Luke 11:29-32.
Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever – Psalm 112(113):1-7.
‘There is something greater than Jonah here.’
Jesus must have felt frustrated 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?