When the crowds were increasing, Jesus began to say, ‘This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation. The queen of the South will rise at the judgement with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here! The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgement with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here!
Today is Wednesday the13 March, in the First Week of Lent.
Salt of the Sound sing, ‘I need Thee every hour’.
Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Luke.
What is your reaction to this warning coming from the mouth of Jesus?
We all have to wrestle with such passages and find Jesus in them or in spite of them.Do you know Jesus in a personal way?Do you have a sense of how he might warn people who were being blind or stubborn or wicked?
Listen again and see what happens within you as hear these words of warning.
How does this measure up to your own experience of Jesus?What do you want to say to him now in these last few moments of prayer.