May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Justin Martyr

Learn more about St. Justin: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=74

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060116.cfm

Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and put this question to him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants. So the second brother married her and died, leaving no descendants, and the third likewise. And the seven left no descendants. Last of all the woman also died. At the resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be? For all seven had been married to her.” Jesus said to them, “Are you not misled because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? When they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels in heaven. As for the dead being raised, have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God told him, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are greatly misled.”

Why do we insist on thinking that we can put God in our own little box. We think we have it all figured out and Jesus comes along and reminds us that we do not! We make our own complex rules and then ask God to put His stamp of approval on what we want. When will we learn that we usually have it all wrong and what God has for us will be much better than anything our human minds can invent. Do you have the faith to let God be in control?

 Prayer: Heavenly Father, take control of my life, help me to see your straight and perfect way to eternal life. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my eyes.

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