Fr Paul remembers the signs along the way to family summer vacations in Canada – each one an opening to something wonderful. The signs Jesus performed are like that – openings to the the much greater reality of the kingdom of God – for those who believe.
Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said… “No sign will be given to this generation.”