Sharing the Word for November 21, 2020

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Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

November 21, 2020
Daily reading from the USCCB: Luke 20:27-40
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Is there such a thing as life after death? The Sadducees thought not. It would lead to all kinds of difficult consequences, like the widow having seven husbands.

Jesus says that there is life after death, but a different kind than we're used to. Jesus reminds the Sadducees that when God speaks to Moses in the burning bush he calls himself the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. If God is the God of the living, and also the God of these patriarchs, then these patriarchs must still be alive.

We Christians believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. If there's no resurrection, then Christ has not risen from the dead, and we have no future to look forward to.