Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.”
Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.
And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as 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 all of them are alive.”
Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” For they no longer dared to ask him another question.
New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.
What grace we know, what a gift to receive God’s love as our living God. In reflecting on the Gospel today, we realize the power of God’s love. For those who are dead and living, all are alive in this love. As we approach Thanksgiving and the birth of our Lord, we have the opportunity to remember those who came before us, and our faith here in our journey on earth. What a gift to remember that we are each children of God, and to share this uplifting news. God is great!
—Bernadette Gillick is a Marquette University alumna, and a former Clinical Instructor for Creighton University’s Institute for Latin American Concern. Her ministry continues as a clinical researcher discovering treatments for stroke during infancy.
Let your God Love You
before your God.
Let your God look upon you.
That is all.
God loves you with an enormous love
and only wants to look upon you
with that generous love.
Let your God love you.
—Edwina Gately (b.1943), published in There Was No Path, So I Trod OnePlease share the Good Word with your friends!