“Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living”
We pray in the Creed that we believe in the resurrection of the dead. Today’s Gospel urges us to ponder this belief. If I believe in a life after death then I must be concerned about what that life might be (heaven, hell or purgatory). Therefore I must rely on God’s mercy and strive to live a life pleasing to God drawing closer to Him with each new day.
Do I resist the resurrection like the Pharasees? Do I resist changes in society, church, job or family because I am comfortable where I am while others are treated unfairly.
Do I belong to an organization, church or other, and I am resisting a change so others can rise up?
Let us pray – Ps 27:13-14
This I believe: I shall see the goodness of God, in the land of the living.
Put your hope in God, be strong, let your heart be bold, put your hope in God. Amen