Lenten Season Reflections February 25, 2015 - Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

February 25, 2015

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

Lk 11:29-32

Nowadays, we are really depending on signs for the decisions we make. However, we don’t even see that signs are everywhere, and in fact already in front of us.

As a student, it happens to me all the time. I cannot see the signs that are already before my eyes: friends who are dear to me willing to help in so many ways, but still I ask for signs; teachers who are willing to give me chances for my grades to compensate, but still I don’t do but rather hope. It seems useless to hope for something if we do not act on what we hope for. I realized that a person himself is already a sign because he is able to do everything and can act on everything. Most of all, a person is able to help other person. People like our friends who are willing to help us are already a sign given by God because God himself cannot come down to help us. However, the problem is we don’t even see that God is helping us. For me there is no greater sign than a person himself. A line in a song says, “Persons are gifts from God to me…”

In today’s Gospel Jesus told the crowd that this generation was seeking for signs and that no signs would be given. The people in Jesus’ time were most likely to be the people of today. Speaking of a sign given by God, Jesus Himself is already a sign, a sign that we will be saved from all our sins and that we will have eternal life through Him. The mere fact that Jesus said that there will be no signs, it only means that He is already the ultimate sign given by God. It was out of God’s love that Jesus was given to us. Jesus is able to be like us, talk like us, and help us understand our desires because He too lived as a human being in this world.

In this season of Lent, we are fortunate that God is still calling us to conversion. God gave us Christ for us to be converted and saved from all our sins. For me, God is like my teachers who gave us chances to compensate from our sins and remedies to inherit the kingdom where we truly belong. Signs are just everywhere, but let us take a look at what is in front of us now.

Mark Darvin J. Bucoy

BS Psychology

 

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