Monday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Malvern Minute


Monday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

October 14, 2019

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Assistant Director for Retreat Ministry


Memorial Feast: Saint Callistus I (c. 218) Pope and Martyr

Columbus Day

Romans 1:1-7

Psalm 98

Luke 11:29-32

Isn’t it amazing that society has broken down age groups into “generations.”  The current generation is “Z.”  Then there is generations X,  Y, the ”baby boomers” and my favorite, my parents generation, known as the “greatest generation.”  What would Jesus say about our current generation?  We can only imagine. He gave a rather stern warning to His generation when they demanded a sign from him.  When the religious leaders pressed Jesus to give proof for His claims He says in so many words that He is God’s sign and that they need no further evidence from heaven than His own person.  They heard His words but did not listen, they had their eyes open but they did not see His works.

Our Lord spoke about Jonah as He preached a message of repentance to the Ninevites.  Everyone listened, from the lowest citizen up to the king himself.  They heard the message, they listened and they were saved.  Jesus brings us the same message.  But, do we, the current generation, listen, and do we see?

We have heard the message of love, of understanding and of compassion.  But does it really sink in?  We cannot let the noise of our lives drown out what we really should be listening to – and that is our own hearts. 

Jesus confirmed His message with many miracles in preparation for the greatest sign of all – His resurrection on the Third Day.  Jesus, through the gift of the Holy Spirit, offers us freedom from sin and wisdom in our lives if we just simply listen to Him.

Question of the Day:  Do you listen to the teachings of Jesus with your ears, your mind and your heart?

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, help us to listen, to see, and to hear your Holy Words and see the goodness all around us.



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