Gospel for the Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Luke 11:29-32

Summary: Jesus declared the current generation wicked for seeking signs, stating only the sign of Jonah would be given. He compared his presence to Jonah and Solomon's wisdom, emphasizing his superiority and the judgment awaiting those who ignore his message, highlighting the repentance of Nineveh and the Queen of the South's quest for wisdom as commendable contrasts.

Sign of Jonah

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. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here.

At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.”

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