QUESTION ABOUT THE RESURRECTION (Luke 20:27-40)
The Proclamation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke
The Proclamation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke
 And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, and they asked him,  Saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man' s brother die, having a wife, and he leave no children, that his brother should take her to wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.  There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.  And the next took her to wife, and he also died childless.
 And the third took her. And in like manner all the seven, and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also.  In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall she be? For all the seven had her to wife.  And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:  But they that shall be accounted worthy of that world, and of the resurrection from the dead, shall neither be married, nor take wives.
 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.  Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed, at the bush, when he called the Lord, The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.  And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master, thou hast said well.  And after that they durst not ask him any more questions.The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
MEDITATION : The Gospel for today shows us that when our earthly life reached its end, our souls goes to God in heaven and we will be like angels because we will no longer die; we are the children of God because He raises us to go to Him who knows that we lived on this earth worthy of eternal life even if we are unworthy of it. Jesus Christ told the Sadducees that, “The children of this age marry and remarry.” It is really so for first, a man and a woman are designed to each other. Second, if a man and a woman are called to get married, they must be open to offspring. Third, our earthly body was designed to search for another earthly body that were called to a designed love that God wills, it is God who authored it for He Himself is Love; where earthly man and woman’s respective genders fulfills their calling inside of marriage and open themselves to the Creating Love of God that reflects on their responsibility to have a child or children of their own which is the fruit of their earthly love according to God’s Love that Creates.
The Gospel is also a spring of knowledge about ourselves and what will happen to us after our earthly life. Before the fall of Adam and Eve to sin and death, their respective body is pure and they are purely innocent before their fall. But when they have eaten the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, they became impure of thought and lost their innocence when they found themselves naked. Now, they are like impure angels who we can call devils living in human flesh for they know now, like the good angels and bad angels, the good and the bad. For Adam and Eve have soul which is a spirit that may be likened to the angels who were pure spirits, their soul is living inside of a flesh that disengages them away from the intensity and consequences that lies between what is eternal good and what is eternal bad. If you are in eternal good, then you are like the good angels who is close to God; but if you are in eternal bad, then you are like Satan and his demons, who chose to rebel against God, who chose to be like God even if they cannot become because they are creatures created by the Creator. In their arrogance and their perverse act on not accepting that human being which is the Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelations 11:19 – 12:1-18) is going to be served by them who were angels and proud of themselves that they are superior to a human being like Mama Mary. How come must I serve a human being when in fact I am an angel? Lucifer has a point. And that conviction on his point led him to become Satan and the head of demons. So we can deduce that how important it is not to sin or commit deadly sins that will cause us to suffer eternal damnation like Satan and his demons.
Because we humans do not fully realize what sin really is and the deadly consequences of it because we are pure spirits but trapped in a flesh, we always disregard greatly the reality that we will suffer eternal damnation because of committing deadly sins. That’s why we must live a holy life who despises greatly the sins that will cause us to suffer the hellfire.
But sadly, because of the consequences of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge is becoming us humans “to be like gods” which the serpent refers to themselves and to the good angels who knows what is eternal good and what is eternal bad, we often see ourselves like gods or the devils because of our pride or arrogance that caused them to be cut-off eternally from the Love of God that makes them devils or evil spirits.
In our world, humans marry because it is also a command of God that “the two shall become one flesh” and they must be open to offspring. Now, some of these offspring or children can live like angels who do not marry but they live as if they are angels that were trapped in the flesh of concupiscence or ardent sexual desire. These children do not desire marriage because they are not called by God to do so and their love for God shows that to love God is enough and God’s Love is enough for them. Although of course they know really well that it is not evil to marry, but they want to live like angels; they want to be married in love of God alone and they want their love for God not to become divided by not loving a human person in marriage for they want to love God by saving and serving souls for Him. A very good and great example is my Brother St. Thomas Aquinas. Actually, he is the Angelic Doctor especially because of his angelic purity, his brilliant study about the angels, and his angelic-like wisdom and knowledge.
When we humans die, our soul goes whether to God or to Satan. Now, when our soul is for God, in the Resurrection of the dead, our earthly bodies will be taken up and be joined together with our souls and in this mystery is as if God is renewing the time again as if He is creating again the pure of soul and body Adam and Eve before these two fell. This is greatly different from the Blessed Virgin Mary because after her earthly life, her body and soul was still intact together and was taken up both to heaven. This mystery is what we call the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Body and Soul into heaven.
Now, when we say dead, this term also means body. When our dead had risen up, it is just because we lived and died for the Lord. And due to this, our Lord desires us to be with Him because we are alive to Him and we are not dead of sin and death. Now, we will not know our relational connections to each other when we go to God because we are now brothers to one another and we have but One Father. My earthly father, mother, brothers, and sisters will all be my brothers and sisters and I am also likewise to them, and God is our Father.
In addition to this, many of the people of God who had died, but was found that their earthly body did not suffered from corruption. It is just so because they lived their lives by knowing God, loving God, and serving God with the love that may be likened to the love the good angels have for God. They lived like angels but in human flesh. And many of them were servants and handmaids of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God. Their earthly body is still pure and innocent until now because they lived their body like that of pure and innocent Adam and Eve before these two fell into sin and death. Their bodies were kept away from lust and preserved in purity and innocence. Their knowledge is full of the good and Goodness of God who is Good Himself and their knowledge of bad is fully well known to them that show why they did not sinned against God that will cause them to suffer death or worst, eternal damnation. They lived in the Holy Spirit and sanctifying grace. Now if you desire that your earthly body will not suffer corruption after your death, then have a great devotion to Mama Mary for She will lead you to the Way, to the Truth, and to the Life. Mama Mary will definitely lead you to Brother Jesus.
Here are some points to consider:
1 We can live a life like that of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Please kindly read, meditate, and contemplate on his life.
2. All of us humans must live a life or righteousness that surpasses to that of the scribes and the Pharisees (Matthew 5:20).
3. We must have a great devotion to the Mother of God the Blessed Virgin Mary.
4. Contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere.
5. We must let the Holy Spirit to live and act in us and not us on ourselves.
6. Pray like this (this is my version from the Gospel of Luke, Attitude of a Servant): I am a useless slave of my Lord Jesus through my Queen and Mother Mary. I am just doing what is commanded of me by my King and Brother and my Queen and Mother.
“Jesus, I trust in you.” “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
To the greater glory of God!
Mary H. Distributist