March 13, 2019 Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent-C

Jonah 3:1-10

Psalm 51

Luke 11:29-32

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time… Jonah 3:1

This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign… Lk. 11:29

Lord, when we see with the eyes of faith we realize that we are surrounded by signs of your presence.  The wonders of the night sky, a glorious sunrise or a rainbow in the evening are signs of your greatness.  The miracle of life from the smallest seed is a sign of your glory.  The cry of a newborn baby fills us with joy at your great gift.  The power of your love is seen in the selfless service of millions of people every day.  You gave Jonah a second chance after he failed you.  When he proclaimed your word sinners repented and turned back to you.  Finally, the sign of you on the cross is the most powerful sign of all.  The cross is the most complete sign of love possible.  Lord, during Lent your message is conversion of heart.  With your grace I can change my ways and return to you.  I can confess my sins and be purified of my faults.  I can look with the eyes of faith and see how your word can bring light to a dark world.   Thank you, Lord, for all the signs that you are near me.  Amen.