The Gospel from today, Luke 11:29-30, reads: “When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, ‘This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation.'”
My generation is hungry. We seek fulfillment, gratification, depth. We’re looking everywhere, but we’re finding our answer in all the wrong places.
With the best of intentions, we seek to be completely fulfilled by our imperfect human relationships. We are possessed by our obsessions over attaining lifestyles and achieving goals. And unfortunately, many of us try to fill (or to numb the pain of) that hunger with alcohol, drugs, pornography… the list goes on.
Yet Jesus Christ came to claim us from these superficial counterfeits for what can truly satisfy. He is our shepherd looking for His lost sheep. And He comes to offer us His perfect Love: the only human love that will fill that inner hunger: that deep loneliness in our human heart.
No one else will ever do. For only His love is… Divine.
St. Ambrose once said: “Today Christ is yours, yet each day He rises again for you.” We need not seek a single sign again, for Jesus is resurrected every day in the Most Holy Eucharist!”
In a generation looking everywhere but the Cross, and feeding off of the ephemeral, may we look to Christ, and feed on the Eucharist: He who was, and is, and ever shall be, world without end! Amen.