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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for February 3, 2021

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WEDNESDAY, February 3                           Anskar

Mark 8:12 And [Jesus] sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”

Context is everything with this verse. When the Pharisees come to Jesus and ask for a sign to test him, Jesus has just performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes, feeding four thousand people. It is no wonder that he sighs deeply. I would have rolled my eyes as well.

It isn’t that Jesus is unwilling to give them a sign. He performs all sorts of miracles and wonders. Yet, these religious leaders cannot see a sign when one is right in front of them.

To receive a sign, we must be willing and open to seeing one. Let us pray for such sight.

MOVING FORWARD: Have you ever missed a sign from Jesus? How can you be more open to seeing?

PRAY for the Diocese of Amazônia (Brazil)

Ps 72 * 119:73-96 | Isaiah 54:1-10(11-17) | Galatians 4:21-31 | Mark 8:11-26

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