“Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign.” (Matthew 12:39)
Proof. This generation demands scientific and intellectual proof of God’s existence, but no proof of this kind exists, or is possible, or will be given. It is asking for the scientific and intellectual proof of love. You can point to signs and wonders of selfless acts of devotion and courage, but these can be explained away by arguments about social theory, genetics, survival instincts, etc. Proof, as we have conveniently enthroned it, now stands outside of direct experience and love; the heart of being human. We have effectively depersonalized nature and ourselves. We now see behaviors and patterns, not persons. We have no eyes to see and no ears to hear. It is impossible for a depersonalized and unbelieving generation to see reality in its deepest aspect. The burden of proof rests on us to prove again that we are human beings and not less.