Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

In Jesus’ day in Palestine there was a noticeable tendency among the people to look for God in the extraordinary. The people believed that the advent of the Messiah would be accompanied by startling happenings in the heavens and on the earth. When false messiahs arose, they lured the people by promising astonishing signs.

This was the sort of sign that the Pharisees were demanding of Jesus. Jesus clearly and forcefully refused to give…

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