Saturday, 20 November 2010

If you were told that your life after death would be determined by the life you live now, what changes would you make in this life?

The Sadducees were a group of Jews who did not believe in the resurrection. The question they ask Jesus assumes the practice of levirate marriage, where according to Deut 25,5, the brother of a deceased man was to take his brother’s widow as his wife. The Sadducees extend the situation to the point of ridicule by speaking of seven brothers who marry the same woman. The question is whose wife she would be in the resurrection. While in Mark, Jesus first rebukes the Sadducees, in Luke he begins to teach them immediately. Jesus’ response is that life in the resurrection will not simply be a continuation of the life, as we know it now. In the second part of his response, Jesus calls the attention of the Sadducees to the familiar story of the burning bush, in which the point is that God is not God of the dead but of the living.


  1. Dear Father,Sorry in the delay in checking the posts here.. I feel I have got a "great fortune" with so many of your posts here.. I am so thankful to you for this.

    I had attended your mass when once you came to Doha almost 3 yrs back... I can surely say that your mass IS the only mass where I sat with my whole heart involved in it from the very beginning to the very end.. since then I had wished if we could have your sermons and mass atleast once a while.. and here I have got my wish granted I would say.. thanks a million for posting.. Bless us..

  2. I truly wish if we could know what exactly happens after death.. unfortunately none has come back even in dreams to tell me what exactly happens there..


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