29 When the crowds grew, Jesus said, “This generation is an evil generation. It looks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except Jonah’s sign. 30 Just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Human One will be a sign to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from a distant land to hear Solomon’s wisdom. And look, someone greater than Solomon is here.32 The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they changed their hearts and lives in response to Jonah’s preaching—and one greater than Jonah is here. (CEB)
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Listening to Luke11:29-32
Because of the growing crowds, Yeshua* began to talk about the perversity of herd mentality that is awed by external signs but neglects inner growth. The only sign available is the sign of Jonah — that is, repentance, turning toward God (that inner process of moving toward personal wholeness). When judgment comes the only antidote is to attend to the Human Being within. Turning toward God is turning toward that truer self that God is calling you into and nudging you towards. The true sign is the presence of the Human Being* who calls to the Human Being* in you.