Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus’ Jewish adversaries demand he give them a sign of his divinity. But he avoids the extraordinary, giving himself to ordinary healing and consolation, to those who suffer and to those who come to him.

His Father did not send him to the Jewish people alone, but to all. So he does give a sign of his divinity to the Pharisees, but it is to the whole world that he broadcasts his divinity. It is the sign of his Resurrection, which takes place three days after his death and burial.

Those who see him alive today are those who have faith in his word. How conscious am I of his presence with me?

It is our faith that enables us to see him living in the midst of the chaos and contradictions of this election year, in the materialized, over-sexed, multicultural, politically correct society in which we struggle. It is our faith that enables us to hear his repeated call to repentance and conversion.

July 18th, 2016