Gospel: Luke 20:27-38
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.” Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as 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 of them are alive.”
The gospel for today is from Luke 20: 27-38 which talks about life and death. The Sadducees are very eager to trap Jesus into answering their question to trick him. Yet, Jesus answered them in direct manner.
When a person dies, it means only his life here on earth stopped. Life is change but it does not end. It means after death, we are to get eternal life. This is what the gospel from Luke 20: 27-38 means.
In Luke 20: 27-38 Jesus affirms that there is eternal life waiting for us. It means in the new life, we will all live and bound together as one in the hands of our mighty creator.
The Sadducees asked Jesus where the widow belonged in heaven if she married 7 brothers? Then, Jesus answered that no matter how many tikes a person marries on earth, in heaven she will be like the angels. It means she is not owned by someone nor she is a wife of someone. This is because in heaven, we all are the same children of God.
Luke 20: 27-38 is a tricky gospel for it will create confusion to someone who will read. Yet, if you will try to understand the deep meaning of our gospel today, it will also leave you speechless. It does gives us hope and assurance that there is eternal life ahead of us after our life on earth.
Luke 20: 27-38 made it clear that there is afterlife after death. Jesus told us that after we die, we all are with the same God that created us and we will be like angels. We are not link to someone or anybody because we are all the same and bound as one to each other.
This is the great mystery of life on earth and in the next life after. We all have to create our own path of good deeds here on earth as preparations for the afterlife. – Clea | Helpline PH