6th Week of Ordinary Time : Monday, 15th February 2021

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 test him.

And with a sigh that came straight from the heart he said, ‘Why does this generation demand a sign?  I tell you solemnly, no sign shall be given to this generation.’ And leaving them again, re-embarked and went away to the opposite shore.

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.