MY daily reflection and prayer:
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Justin, martyr
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. 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 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.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
LET’S humbly realize that so often we are like the Sadducees. It’s not that we deny the resurrection of the dead, but we live as if we don’t believe in the power of the loving and merciful God.
A rash of bad news makes us in despair. In our daily life we experience that evil seems to be winning on all sides. Materialism is rampant. Our families are breaking down. Pornography is rife, even sexual abuse to the children.
In such situation we called to believe that God is not God of the dead but of the living. We trust in him. We are called to be witnesses to hope and joy. Our task is to radiate joy through our life.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist while worshipping Jesus Christ we ask him to know his message of mercy about the living and merciful God. In his mercy, he calls us to build up in the name of the living God, not to tear down.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, help us spend most of our energy day by day by building up the Church and the community. Help us see the greatness in people, their good qualities and their potential to be your messengers. May we live our life to holiness now and forever. Amen.