Love, Not Signs. Reflection for marriages. Mark 8:11-13


Why does this generation seek a sign?

From the Gospel according to Mark 8:11-13

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, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore.

The Gospel of the Lord,

Love, Not Signs.

Some may pay more attention to extraordinary signs than to the love of God. These signs, defy the laws of physics and can impress us like a magician’s trick. Others may simply pursue relief from suffering.

But we are saved by faith, not by witnessing impressive miracles or by ceasing to suffer. The Apostle James says that faith fosters patience. In other words, the one who has faith considers above all the love of God, and waits on Him and His will without demanding that He act according to one’s own desires or motivations.

Applied in Married Life:

Jack Darling, does the situation with our daughter-in-law bother you less now?

Katie: The situation is painful and it will never truly goes away. Why do you ask?

Jack: Well, because lately it seems like you complain less and accept the situation more peacefully.

Katie: It’s not about that; it’s about realizing that my strength comes from faith. God loves me, and God loves her. I trust that He will untangle this situation when He deems it right. That’s why I endure this with patience, a patience rooted in faith in Him



May our faith in the love of God sustain us. Praise Him forever.


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