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32 Sunday in Ordinary Time ‘c’

Lk 20:27-38


How can we describe ‘Heaven’? What will it be like after we die? How will we look like? Will we be able to feel, to smell, to see, to hear? How about our relationships with others -- will we see them; will we be able to love them? During this month of November when we remember those who die, these kinds of questions become even more real. We would like to know -- how will it be after this life? However, no one yet who has died has come back to tell us. In the gospel reading for this Sunday Jesus gives us a glimpse of what will happen to those who die and reach eternal life. He says: “The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.” Jesus is telling us that we shouldn’t expect there to be any of the familiar situations of this world, since all will be different. Not only different, but all will be better. It will be wonderful; we will become like angels. Let’s pray for our deceased brothers and sister and for all of us so that we might all achieve that honor and become like angels.



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