DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Obstinacy – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was exasperated by the obstinacy of the crowds towards the Gospel of Salvation. The cause of those who reject God and have left the Church can often be attributed to: the hurts, confusion and inability to cope with the challenges of life. Sadly they blame God for the woes in life.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
The crowds got even bigger and he addressed them, ‘This is an evil generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be a sign to this generation.
‘On Judgement Day the Queen of the South will stand up against the people of this generation and be their condemnation, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, look, there is something greater than Solomon here.
‘On Judgement Day the men of Nineveh will appear against this generation and be its condemnation, because when Jonah preached they repented; and, look, there is something greater than Jonah here.’