While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
“This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.”
~ Luke 11:29
I shall not tempt the Lord by asking for signs of His love and presence.
I am alive and that is sign enough for me that He is. Because I am alive I can see all the beauty around me, all but a faint reflection of His perfect beauty. Because I am alive, I can do good and appreciate the goodness there is in others, all but a feeble mirroring of the His supreme goodness. Because I am alive, I can know, understand and speak the truth there is in me and in others, all but an echo of His absolute truth.
I am surrounded and nourished by the love and affection of persons who love me and are dear to me. I am not perfect. I have many faults. And yet there are many who would love and care for me in spite of all my shortcomings. I am grateful for their presence in my life. They could only have been sent by the source of all love and compassion to accompany me on my journey on earth. They are sign enough for me of the living and loving God who created me.
I am blessed by communities and brotherhoods that show me what sharing and service means. They are sign enough that there is a God who directs all the affairs of men so that in the end, He is able to make all things good, true and beautiful. In the communities of men, love will always triumph over hatred and anger, life over death and destruction, light over darkness and fear.
Lord, I will not ask for a sign, only that I do not miss the signs you have already put in place for me.