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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Seeking Signs

"Why does this generation seek a sign?" Mk 8:12

The Pharisees seem always to challenging Jesus, asking for signs that he is of and from God. Quick to speak and offer an opinion, they may have been of good will, but did not have good sense.They spoke to protect their interpretation of the Torah but were unwilling to investigate God's intent for Jesus and the result is predictable. Jesus turns his back of them and leaves for the other side of the lake hoping to find a community that yearns for Good News.

Most of us are too timid to take chances like the Pharisees. We wait, gauge our responses and hope for the best. Though we might avoid mistakes, we rarely witness to the one in whom we believe without dotting every I and crossing every T.  Do we dare ask for the courage of the Pharisees to speak up on behalf of the truth, but also beg for the humility to listen and  change for the sake of the Gospel?

Today, ask God for a big heart and passion.

Do you have or do you know someone who has the courage to speak up on behalf of others?

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