Most Holy Trinity by Ermes Dovico

GOSPEL PEARLS

Signs from Heaven

“And there is something greater than Jonah here.” (Luke 11: 32)

Gospel Pearls 04_03_2020

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.” (Luke 11: 29-32)

Jesus judges as foolish and wicked those who follow Him merely out of curiosity, those who are specifically waiting for wondrous signs while remaining deaf to His authoritative teachings. Indeed, as our King, one of Christ’s principle characteristics is the Majesty with which He teaches us each and every day of our lives. Furthermore, as our God, Jesus is indeed wiser than Jonah and Solomon. Let us, therefore, convert and lead our lives according to His teachings rather than asking for constant "signs" from Heaven.