A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 15 February

Genesis 4:1-15, 25; Psalm 50:1, 8, 16-17, 20-21; Mark 8:11-13


Today’s gospel has a stressful undertone. The Pharisees demand that Jesus give them a sign. Their demands carry the weight of their disbelief and their discontent with Jesus’ popularity. Jesus had healed the sick and fed two huge crowds. Many had faith in him, the very reason for their recovery. The Pharisees, however, are still seeking a sign, the opposite of faith. Jesus’ deep sigh from the heart speaks louder than words. We are invited by the reading to look for real signs of Jesus’ presence and to hear his voice in our interactions with one another.

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