Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Family Bible Study - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Passage
Luke 20:27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no
resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us
that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the wife
and raise up children for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers; the first
took a wife, and died without children; 30 and the second 31 and the third took her,
and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died.
33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had
her as wife." 34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in
marriage; 35 but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the
resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they
cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being
sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the
passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of
Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living; for
all live to him."

Questions for discussion:

1. The Sadducees were a group of people who said no one can come back from
being dead, that there was no resurrection of the body. How do
we know that they’re wrong?

2. Jesus calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of
Jacob. What other names could you add? Would he be the God of your
parents? Of your grandparents? Who else?

3. Jesus says there will be no more weddings in heaven. Since he is God, he
knows. Marriage is a sacrament for this world, to help us, like all the
sacraments, to get to heaven. But will there still be love in heaven?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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