9th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Wednesday 7th June, 2023

Daily Word Of God

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, Moses prescribed for us that 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, ‘Surely the reason why you are wrong is 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.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus defeated the Sadducees’ argument against resurrection by showing that God is a God of the living. He said men and women do not marry when they rise from the dead.


  • Jesus’ promise of heavenly bliss and unending life with God is beyond human understanding. Our faith and hope in Jesus’ promise strengthens our love for Him.


  • Do you believe in Jesus’ promise? He wants us to share the Good News with others freely so that all who believe in Him will also be saved.