Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Scribes and Pharisees asked for a sign. Jesus pointed out that, right there in front of them, they already had more than Jonah warning the Ninevites or King Solomon answering the Queen of Sheba’s questions. Jesus told a crowd His parable about seed scattered on all kinds of ground, illustrating why only some people grow in faith. Another parable described wheat and weeds growing in the same field, like goodness and evil in the world. At the Risen Lord’s empty tomb, Mary Magdalene turned around, saw Jesus, but failed to recognize Him until He called her name. God sees every sign of our faith. When we ask for a sign from heaven, have we looked around and listened attentively for what we may have missed?