On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 5, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Have we already forgotten our Easter Joy? The promise of new life won for us by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? We have such hope because we already have new life with Christ.  And as we journey through our fleeting life here, turning away from sin and living the Word we know we will rise again with Him at the end. Let us share the hope and joy we have with others….

What about our marriage views and vows? Are we living according to God’s plan? Or do we see marriage with tinted lenses of the world? Does our marriage lasts only the length of our physical beauty and strength? For only what we can get out of the marriage? In only the good times and in health? Do we not realise that we should cherish our spouses with what little time we have and lead them closer to God’s Kingdom by our example and love? We should  be faithful to our marriage vows. Our union is a sacrament, a special communion, a unique experience of being the bride of Christ.

We adore You O Lord and we bless you, because by Your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. Amen

GOSPEL Mark 12:18–27

Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and put this question to him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, ‘If someone’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’ Now there were seven brothers. The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants. So the second brother married her and died, leaving no descendants, and the third likewise. And the seven left no descendants. Last of all the woman also died. At the resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be? For all seven had been married to her.” Jesus said to them, “Are you not misled because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? When they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels in heaven. As for the dead being raised, have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God told him,I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are greatly misled.”

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