Some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus,
“Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”
He said to them in reply,
“An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign,
but no sign will be given it
except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights,
so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth
three days and three nights.
At the judgment, the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah;
and there is something greater than Jonah here.
At the judgment the queen of the south will arise with this generation
and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
and there is something greater than Solomon here.”
Dear Father we do have something greater than Jonah, your Son Jesus. He came to be with us always until the end of time. We find him in the Eucharist, where he is ever present. He died and lay buried for three days in the belly of the earth to free us from sin. He gave the us the sacrifice for all time as proof of his love for you and for us. You raised him up on the third day, again as proof of his divinity. And yes there is something far greater than Solomon here, Our Lord. May we come to know of His presence in the Eucharist where we find the proof of your undying love for us. Amen