6th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Monday 13th February, 2023

Daily Word Of God

Mark 8:11-13

The Pharisees came up and started a discussion with Jesus; they demanded of him a sign from heaven, to put him to the test.

And with a profound sigh he said, ‘Why does this generation demand a sign? In truth I tell you, no sign shall be given to this generation.’ And, leaving them again, he re-embarked and went away to the other side.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Like the Pharisees in today’s Gospel, we too often ask of God signs to re-assure our faith in Him. As though it is not enough to trust in a loving heavenly Father, we look for more assurances and at times, guarantees.


  • Jesus is the eternal Sign from God; we do not need other signs or guarantees. Through Jesus, we will never be lost and lonely.


  • Yet, how often have we failed to look to Jesus for our needs and direction in life? Pray for a deeper faith in the Lord.