Reflection 6

Gospel Reading Luke 20:27-38

Jesus said: “The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain 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. That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called out ‘Lord,’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”

Sharing the Mission

The Old Testament prophets have been described as men who had not optimism, but who had hope. The distinction is a valid one. Optimism is a human quality; hope is a spiritual one. A Christian may not always be optimistic about the world, but he need never be without hope, for Jesus Christ has risen and is with u s. Therefore, at no time should we be without hope for the future.

Discussion 

What are the signs of hope that you see in today’s world?

Prayer

(Leader) Jesus, our hope,

(Together) Guide us in our decisions.

(Leader) Jesus, our hope,

(Together) Guard us in our choices.

(Leader) Jesus, our hope,

(Together) Root us in your words. Amen