Saturday, November 24, 2007


And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, and they asked him, Saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he leave no children, that his brother should take her to wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the next took her to wife, and he also died childless. And the third took her. And in like manner all the seven, and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall she be? For all the seven had her to wife. And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they that shall be accounted worthy of that world, and of the resurrection from the dead, shall neither be married, nor take wives. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed, at the bush, when he called the Lord, The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him. And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master, thou hast said well. And after that they durst not ask him any more questions.
Luke 20:27-40 (Douay-Rheims Bible)


Dear Father as I began to wonder about this passage I was struck with something about the scribes. It was how they questioned Jesus and the fact that they said to him that he answered well. I too began to think of the many times I probably have done this myself and sought answers to questions that I could not answer nor anyone else. And I'm probably not the only one on the face of this earth who has done so. Knowing what pertains to heaven is something we all seek, but cannot fathom unless we are dead and resurrected from that death. But in this reading it is the fact that you are the God of the Living not of the dead that we come to know what heaven is all about. I too had to die to myself to find this answer. To die of what the world has in order for me to live in You as You live in me. Where you are alive ever day that I live. What a JOY that alone is. May many come to realize that life is living in God and without Him we are dead. Amen

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