DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Eternal Life: In today’s Gospel, Jesus explains to some Sadducees that our existence in Eternal Life as children of God is the “same as the angels”. Jesus is urging us to reflect on Eternal Life more deeply, and not be carried away by the lures of the lustre of our earthly life which is passing. Will we reflect on this reality?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Luke 20:27, 34-38
Some Sadducees – those who argue that there is no resurrection – approached Jesus and they put this question to him.
Jesus replied, ‘The children of this world take wives and husbands, but those who are judged worthy of a place in the other world and in the resurrection from the dead do not marry because they can no longer die, for they are the same as the angels, and being children of the resurrection they are children of God. And Moses himself implies that the dead rise again, in the passage about the bush where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him everyone is alive.’