DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Faith – Depth?: In today’s Gospel, some Sadducees who “deny that there is a resurrection,” tried to ridicule Jesus about the Truth of the Resurrection. Ponder on, “If our faith, hope and love for God is deep, we will further deepen our relationship with God with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Mark 12:18-20, 22-25
Some Sadducees – who deny that there is a resurrection – came to Jesus and they put this question to him, ‘Master, we have it from Moses in writing, if a man’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first married a wife and then died leaving no children. And none of the seven left any children. Last of all he woman herself died. Now at the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be, since she had been married to all seven?’
Jesus said to them, ‘Is not the reason why you are wrong, that you understand neither the scriptures nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, men and women do not marry; no, they are like the angels in heaven.’