Luke 20: 27-40
Lord Jesus, you are
the Alpha and the Omega. You have given me life and offer me eternal life with you. You deserve my
honor, gratitude and love, and yet you never impose yourself upon me. Thank you for respecting my
freedom so that I can offer myself to you. All that I have is yours; I return it to
Lord Jesus, help me to be a child of God, a child of
1. Simple and Constant Conversation:
Today we see some Sadducees asking Christ an important
question about heaven. Christ teaches us that once we are in heaven, things will be considerably
different than they are here on earth. This is a beautiful example how we can converse with Christ.
We simply need to ask him questions: questions about our faith, about difficulties we may be having
with certain relationships, about career changes, etc. The answers we receive may not be what we
were expecting or hoping for, but what is important is that we engage Christ in conversation every
day and that we seek to please him in everything we do. This open, warm contact with Our Lord is
already a little taste of heaven.
2. Union with Christ:
Christ reminds us that he and the Father are the God of
the living. He gave us our life; we lost it. He became man, suffered, died and rose on the third day
that we might have a new life ó a life in and with God, now and for all eternity. Our ultimate
marriage will be in heaven, as we will be one with God as Jesus is.
3. Participation in
the Life of God:
When God reveals his mysteries to us, we participate in his life. God has made us so we
would pursue him, so we would listen to him, so we would understand him, so we would crave the
things of God. Is not that a mystery unto itself? We have a God who wants to speak with us
constantly about the things of heaven! This reality, this inestimable gift, should move us to share
with others the Good News.
Conversation with Christ:
Lord Jesus, through your death and
resurrection and my baptism,
you have made me a child of
Help me to appreciate more fully this day
and what it means to be a child of
Grant me the grace to live in accord with this gift of gifts.
Today I will look on all things as if God were speaking to me in every moment.