32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 10, 2013


Our readings this weekend bring us face to face with the resurrection of body as an essential truth of our faith. 

The first reading from Maccabees tells us of three brothers who are tortured and killed in front of their mother because they would not violate God’s law.  At the point of death, each one of them depicts amazing confidence in the resurrection of their own bodies and great courage in the face of death – knowing that it was not their end, but rather a transformation. 

The Gospel continues this idea; and while it is tempting to get lost in the analogy of marriage, Jesus is only using marriage as a springboard to the intimacy we will all experience through the resurrection.

The challenge for us is to not live for the future; but to understand that the resurrection starts here.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: (2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; Psalm 17; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5, Luke 20:27-38)


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