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Daily Bible Reflections Archive
| Theo Tigno
6/5/2012 12:00 pm
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|Wednesday, June 6th 2012
| 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 brother 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."
Today's prayer intention - for those who are unemployed.
How will it be in heaven?
I remember wondering what life would be like going to college. It was the first time I lived on my own and there was a great anticipation. When I got here to Arizona, I found out that the "dry heat" myth meant nothing because "hot" is still "hot" and I found out that it would be okay to live here. I've been here since 1993.
Looking forward in my life, I wonder how married life will be like. I can look at the marriages of friends to see what married life will be like, but for the most part, I know that it will be unique because I will be the Sacrament for my fiance and she will be the Sacrament for me. We are the unique variables.
I wonder how life will be in heaven, when we will have no need for the Sacraments because it is Christ Who we will be married to.
Until we get there, we won't know. When I came to Arizona, I heard stories of what life here is like and it helped me prepare for life here. Now that I'm just a few short months away from being married, I am grateful for those who have offered their advice, from family, friends and classes. I'm glad that the preparation work is being done now and everyday I feel like our relationship is moving more and more closer ... more and more joyful ... more and more in union.
Isn't that how we want to be with Our Lord?
The Sacraments help us get there. We encounter Him in the Sacraments; we will be with Him in Heaven. Is it any wonder why the Sacraments are under attack? Most recently, is it any wonder why the Sacrament of Marriage is under attack?
Let us defend the ways of God ... the goodness of God ... the providence of God so that the hope of heaven may be fully alive in us. Take care and God Bless.