We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ series today by reading the second half of Chapter 12 of St Matthew’s Gospel.
The chapter concludes with the scribes and Pharisees asking Jesus to show them a sign. But He rebukes them saying, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” He warns that this generation will face judgement. Jesus also describes how unclean spirits return to those who think they have their house in order.
The chapter ends with Jesus gesturing to his disciples describing them as his mother and brothers: “Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”