The Ten Commandments are by no means arbitrarily imposed duties… They save man from the destructive power of selfishness, hatred and mendacity. They show him all the false gods that make him a slave: Self-love that excludes God, and lust for power and pleasure that overthrows the legal order and degrades our human dignity and that of our neighbor.
Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)
Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus confronts the Sadducees, who did not believe in resurrection from the dead. They proposed a conundrum that they thought would disprove resurrection: If a woman married seven brothers, all of whom died, whose wife would she be in the resurrection?
Notice how Jesus deals with this little conundrum. He brushes it aside. Jesus said to them, “When they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels in heaven.”
What’s he saying here as he brushes aside this little bit of casuistry? What is heaven? Is it escaping from the body? No, that’s not it. That’s not a biblical view. Heaven is a place where our bodiliness will be so rich and so intense that we will be able to relate to all those around us in the most intimate, powerful, and richest way possible.
And there we will be fully alive, for as Jesus explained from the Torah, God is not God of the dead but of the living.
Libro El Amor que no se Apaga por el Dr. Ed Wheat.
Deseo, romance, afecto, filial y fiel. Amar deseando el bien del otro como Dios ama. Bendecir y desear lo mejor; edificar y no destruir; compartir los buenos deseos; el toque físico de un hábito diario.
Why the suffering? For pruning, for sanctification, to use our humble patience, to persevere and mature spiritually, to share with Christ and to practice reverence, trust and be open to consolation in God’s love. Biblical references. Acts 14:22; “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God. Roman’s 8:20; “creation was subjected to frustration, not by it’s own choice. Hebrews 12:10; “God disciplined us (through adversity) for our own good that we may share in his holiness.” 2Chronicles 20:12; “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” Philippians 4:13; “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” 1Peter 4:10; “If anyone serves, he should do it with strength that God provides through Jesus Christ.” The mystery of suffering dissolves and the desire to know “why”. An epitaph on a child’s tomb in England reads: “Who plucked that flower? “The Master,” someone said. And the gardener held his peace.”
¡Despertar!: saber que las cosas son así, y aceptarlas como son, he ahí el misterio de la paciencia. En realidad, estás avanzando; pero este ascender está cuajado de retrocesos, vacilaciones y altibajos. Acepta con paz esa realidad. Santa Teresa de Jesus
Reza, ten fe y espera. Padre Pio de Petrielcina
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