Wednesday 1st Week of Lent
The Gospel Today
As the crowd increased, Jesus spoke the following words: “People of the present time are troubled people. They ask for a sign, but no sign will be given to them except the sign of Jonah. As Jonah became a sign for the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be a sign for this generation. The Queen of the South will rise up on Judgment Day with the people she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and here there is greater than Solomon.
“The people of Nineveh will rise up on Judgment Day with the people of these times and accuse them for Jonah’s preaching made them turn from their sins, and here there is greater than Jonah.”
First Reading Prophecy of Jonah 3:1-10
“A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.”
Saint of the Day 8 March
St John of God, religious