It’s human nature to be looking for a sign from God – guiding our actions and helping us to see the right path. Jesus teaches in the gospel of Luke that we don’t need any more signs…we have the Lord! The task now? To put our faith into practice.
Those little words, “I’m sorry” and “I forgive you” have the power to bring healing and grace as we recognize our weaknesses and ask for mercy. May the example of Jonah and Jesus inspire us to speak them frequently from the heart!
Jonah preaches to the people and they repent – through the signs of sackcloth, fasting, and supplication. When the people ask Jesus for a sign he recalls what happened at Nineveh, and he invites us to offer this “sign” of repentance that comes from our hearts – turning from sin and following the Lord.
If you are looking for more material to help you this Lent, you might consider this list of presentations I have offered over the last couple of years. Feel free to check it out and share if you find it helpful: