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Wednesday June 2nd: Life after death

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Mark 12: 18-27

The notion of life after death is one that we ponder on at some time in our life.
In today’s Gospel, we see the Sadducees, trying to trick Jesus by the question on the resurrection. They did not believe in the resurrection. Paul had also chosen this point of division to gain the protection of the Pharisees. Jesus rightfully points out that they surely did not understand.
One of the things we say in the Apostle’s Creed is that we believe in the resurrection of the dead.
This belief is at the centre of our understanding of deliverance, and our salvation: That God so loves us that He sent His only Son to become man, to live among us, to die in order for us to be redeemed. His resurrection was to guarantee us the opportunity to once more enjoy eternity which is the reason we were created in the first place. “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living”.