Mark 8:11-13 Reflection – Magnificent Signs of Heaven

Reflection on Mark 8:11-13 ~

For many, signs from Heaven are miraculous physical phenomena that can be recognized by sense.  I believe these are mainly consolations for those that need a little boost of faith. The most significant signs from Heaven manifest from deep within the heart without conditions. These gifts allow grace to overpower evil, bring peace, and mirror Jesus. They result in the fruit of faith that just knows, hope, love, mercy, and compassion. How can these not be a magnificent signs of Heaven?

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Mark 8  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The Demand for a Sign

11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And he left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 8:11-13.