WEDNESDAY 1ST WEEK
Caroline Butler, C '16
"For even as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also
the Son of Man be to this generation."
What kind of signs are we looking for? In this day and age, more and more people ask for proof or signs of God's grace and existence. Just like Peter sinking after stepping out onto the water during the storm, we have little faith. If you ask me, I think we look for signs for reassurance. We have such a hard time accepting God's will, that we ask God to give a sign to make sure it's what he wanted, especially if it's not something we want to hear. We try to grip on to what's comfortable for as long as possible. Let's be honest; being Catholic isn't easy. We choose the hard road because of Christ's ultimate sacrifice of love for us. Meditate and ask yourself: "what sign am I looking for?" A sign about my future? A sign to believe? Why do I need a sign? Stop signs, yield signs, flashing signs; they are all obvious, but God reveals himself in many ways.
Signs are made clear in prayer with God. As Fr. James Martin, SJ says, "In our quietest moments, God often speaks the loudest, so do not be afraid of the silence."
Holy Spirit, please open my heart to hear Your word. Teach me to be as open and receptive as our Mother Mary and help me have the faith of Your apostles and saints as I continue on my journey towards a deeper relationship with You. Amen.
Jn 3: 1-10, Ps 51: 3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:2 9-3