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Liturgical day: Monday 6th inOrdinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 8,11-13): The Pharisees came and started to argue with Jesus. Hoping to embarrass him, they asked for some heavenly sign. The Pharisees came and started to argue with Jesus. Hoping to embarrass him, they asked for some heavenly sign. Then his spirit was moved. He gave a deep sigh and said, «Why do the people of this present time ask for a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this people». Then he left them, got into the boat again and went to the other side of the lake.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we witness more arguments. Jesus does not want to argue: rather, it is us that argue with God. Yet again we see how the Pharisees tempt Jesus: they ask him to operate miracles. However, when they have seen the miracles of the young Master they say He is possessed by the Evil one… they are truly hard to understand these Pharisees!

-They are insistent, this lot! Is perhaps this the way we are supposed to treat God our Lord? Who is the God: He, the One and only, or are we? Because at times, it seems that we look down at God as if he were a “cute wizard”.