THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

You are well aware, I'm sure, of the people who ask questions that are so outside the norm that there are no answers.

This was the case with the Sadducees who asked Jesus whose wife a woman would be in heaven if she married seven brothers and was widowed by them all.

This falls into the same category as how many angels would fit on the head of a pin. These questions are designed to trip us up.

The Sadducees didn't believe in the resurrection, so their question was meant to trip Jesus up. It didn't. His answer, which we have above, reminds us that a belief in the resurrection goes back almost two thousand years before Jesus was even born.

We are approaching the end of the liturgical year so we will see more readings that will encourage us to think about the end times and the second coming One of our strongest beliefs is in an afterlife with God and the resurrection from the dead at the end of the world.

In our common creed, we say that we believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.

As I have said, and probably will again, I don't worry so much about the end of the world as my own end, but I'm sure we all have questions about what that will be like.

I love to envision myself as taller, thinner, and much better looking that the reality!

Actually, I really don't care. What is more important to me is the belief that I will spend eternity with God and those I love. The Sadducees are in for a surprise!

AMEN


Pastor Aloysius

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