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SATURDAY OF THE THIRTY-THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 19, 2022





A reading of the holy Gospel according to Lk 20:27-40


Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus, 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 but died childless. Then the second and the third married her, and likewise all the seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her.” Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise. That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Some of the scribes said in reply, “Teacher, you have answered well.” And they no longer dared to ask him anything.


REFLECTION

he is not God of the dead, but of the living


Jesus waits, calls and welcomes us in the Blessed Sacrament. He has humbled Himself to be present whenever we come visit Him.


He hears our cries, our laughter, our zeal and our simplicity. There is no need to pretend because He knows all. No need to impress because He knows our flaws better than we do.


How many people know our hearts? Do our spouses, closest friends or parents know our heart? They might know how we think, react, or our likes and dislikes. But do they know our hearts? Sometimes we fear letting them into our hearts because we might disappoint.


God waits for us and welcomes us with open arms. We have been given the gifts of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge, Counsel, Understanding, Fear of the Lord, Wisdom, Fortitude and Piety so that once purified our immortal soul will live forever with God.


We, the just, are promised the Resurrection--we have and we live the hope of the Resurrection. Please view this FACE ZBS VIDEO on the Resurrection. by Father Michael, spiritual advisor of PAPA.


God Bless You






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