33rd Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 19th November, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Reality of Heavenly Glory” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus revealed to the Sadducees that there is the reality of living in God’s Glory in heaven after we die, where there is no need for earthly “marital relationships”.  Ponder on, “Does the reality of heaven deepen our faith, or do we sadly “ignore” this truth until we are close to death?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 20:27-29, 31b, 33a, 34-38

Some Sadducees – those who argue that there is no resurrection – approached Jesus and they put this question to him, ‘Master, we have it from Moses in writing, that if a man’s married brother dies childless, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother.’ Well then, there were seven brothers. All seven died leaving no children. Finally the woman herself died. Now at the resurrection, to which of them will she be wife since she had been married to all seven?

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 sons 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.’