Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Yelchaninov: another miracle?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century
    The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.
    He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it.”
    —Mark 8:11-12 (NIV)
    To expect, to demand, miracles is not only wrong, inasmuch as it shows a lack of trust in God; it is also senseless, for we count millions of accomplished miracles, and if none of them has convinced us, why should we be convinced by this one miracle?
    ... Alexander Yelchaninov (1881-1934), Fragments of a Diary: 1881-1934, in A Treasury of Russian Spirituality, Georgii Petrovich Fedotov, ed., Nordland, 1975, p. 443 (see the book)
    See also Mark 8:11-12; Matt. 11:2-5; 12:38-39; 16:1-4; Luke 11:29; 23:8; John 2:18-19; 6:30; 20:30-31; 1 Cor. 1:22-23; Heb. 2:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your miracle is within me.
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