Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 11, 29-32
While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
“This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.
Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment
the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation
and she will condemn them,
because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and there is something greater than Solomon here.
At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it,
because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
and there is something greater than Jonah here.”
Conversion is a daily job
1) Evil generation. We are complicated… We’re always getting into situations or making comments, we’re cunning and deceitful; wanting even to fool God. We try to take advantage of others; our partners – our husband or wife – our friends. We even use God, expecting Him to do what we want. Evil and weakness are not the same. The weak person doesn’t calculate or premeditate actions; they even try to change. But, an evil person meditates on what he plans to do.
2) Signs. There are always signs in our lives. There are signs that warn us about situations, and guide our decision-making. Before you decide something, look at the signs that appear on your way. Take your time to consider them carefully; analyze the signs that you see before you decide. Don’t make decisions without thinking, because you can make mistakes. Don’t worry about what other people might think. Do not let yourself be pressured by anyone or by any situation. When you make decisions, leave your obsessions out of it.
3) Conversion. Conversion refers to change: trying to change daily. Sin brings us down and brings out the ugliest in us. Yes, we are all sinners, you and I. Let’s not pretend we’ve never sinned because we have, we’ve all sinned. When we take responsibility for our faults it will lead us to conversion. First, we have to ask for forgiveness. Do you want to start? If you do, look in the mirror, see yourself as you really are. Look into your own eyes and think about everything you’ve lived through, and ask yourself for forgiveness.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Remember Heaven is our goal!