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.
They are children of God
1) Women: If there is something that we have achieved, it is to give dignity to women. Knowing that you are not something, but rather “someone.” I remember that beautiful document of Pope John Paul II “Dignitatis Mulieribus”; the dignity of women. Today, how many women suffer, and are taken as something, or valued only for their service: (washing, ironing, cooking, etc). In the woman, we see the wonderful work of God. Thank you for risking your own life, and defending that life that you carry in your womb. Thank you for taking care of each person that you have given birth to, and you take care of them until death. Thank you for lifting up the one who walks beside you when he falls. Thank you for making a family; thank you for consecrating your life and building a community; thank you for being a woman.
2) Marriage: It is a sacrament of mission; the mission is to sanctify your spouse. It is “until death do you part”, because in eternity there is no marriage, there is only an eternal love for God.
3) Eternal life: It is what guides our life; to seek heaven and to be “heaven” for others. You and I must assume the commitment that we are passing through this life… this life which demands a struggle towards the search for holiness. You are called to live as an angel, because your life is the process of building heaven. Strive for sainthood; build up heaven, not hell.
God-bless you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Remember Heaven is our goal !