33rd Week in Ordinary Times : Saturday 20th November, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Eternal Life” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to the Sadducees that in heaven, as “children of the resurrection”, we have everlasting happiness.  Ponder on, “The mystery of Eternal Life is beyond our comprehension, but in faith, it should fill our hearts with great joy and gratitude to God, who sent His Son to save us.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 20:27-36, 38

Some Sadducees — those who say 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. The first, having married a wife, died childless. The second and then the third married the widow. And the same with all seven, they died leaving no children. Finally the women 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. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all men are in fact alive.’