Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus offered more wisdom than Solomon and more universal preaching than Jonah, yet people wanted another sign. Scribes and Pharisees asked questions to try to trip up Jesus, not to learn from Him. Their conduct snatched away from others the key to knowledge that comes from openness to Jesus’ teaching. Nothing remains hidden from God—a fearsome thought, except that God values people anyway. By rejecting God’s mercy and forgiveness, refusing to repent, people blaspheme against the Holy Spirit. Offered salvation, they tragically decline. Longing for a sign from God to boost our faith, do we overlook the sign of the Cross?