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God is the only author of life

November 6, Sunday, 32nd Sunday  in Ordinary Time
Sunday Readings: 1st Reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; 2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Gospe: Luke 20:27-38

Belief in life after death as a faith tradition began in the second century before Christ. In general, we all believe that no one has seen life beyond death except the one who has gone through death.

Jesus's response to the Sadducees' question about the resurrection does not satisfy them. So, Jesus tells them that just because we are limited beings doesn't mean that life on earth is bad.

But life on earth has a purpose, and that purpose is fulfilled when one goes back to where he came from. All those who believe and live with dignity will enter eternal life.

Jesus does not present the resurrection as a fantasy, but as a reality for those who believe and experience it. Jesus knows it because he will be the first one to taste it. There is a foreshadowing of Jesus' resurrection presented in the gospel today.

For God loves us with eternal love. He gave us life. He will take it back and again grant us life through the resurrection. A life that is eternal life. Death will have no more power over it.


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