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Saturday, November 22, 2008

gospel_luke 20:27-40

Luke 20:27-40

Some Sadducees-those who say that there is no ressurection- 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, a man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Well then, there are 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 ressurection, 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 angles, and being the children of the resurrection they are sons of God. And Moses himself implies 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 all men are in fact alive"
Some scribes the spoke up. "Well put, Master" they said -because they would not dare to ask him any more questions.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Now here, the gospel speaks about the resurrection. The Sadducees, one of the 'elite' group of the Jewish people did not believe in the resurrection of the body. But here, Jesus, the Son of the living God confirms and testifies that there is life after death, and the reality of Judgement Day when he boldly says "those who are judged worthy of a place in the other world". Christ Jesus also talks about eternal life when he said "they can no longer die".
What is it in for us? What is the passage telling us?
Apart from the above, this passage also reminds us that life after death is nothing like life here on earth, where people marry and try to reproduce. It also tells us that in Heaven, the flawed human laws that govern this earth do not apply. Saints, like you and me, do not get married back in our TRUE HOME. By nature, we will be spirit like the angles and we are all children of the resurrection, sons of the LIVING God.
Remember, all of us are called to be Saints. And Saints aren't perfect human beings too... they are just like you and me :)

ShAuNnY BoY:P ~