Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, November 9, 2013

My Reflection for November 10, Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Luke 20:27-38

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My Reflection:
It’s very hard to think that there is no resurrection like what the Sadducees believed. For example if there’s no afterlife what then is the purpose of our lives in this world? What then is the purpose of our worship and faith in an eternal God? What then is the reason why we do good?

We follow Christ and we try to live His teachings because we believe that by doing so. We will be with our eternal God after our earthly journey is over and done with already. To deny that there is no resurrection is like to deny that there is no heaven and hell in the after life.

But we know that there is heaven and hell and this heaven and hell is not an exclusive domain of the after life. For example, if we live our lives in this world contrary to the teachings of God. We will experience hell already even while we are still alive. On the other hand if we live our lives according to the teachings of God we will experience heaven even if we are still here in this world.

There is resurrection and there is afterlife because this is what God through the Holy Spirit has taught the church to teach us. We must believe this because we are believers in an infinite God who is not bound by time and space. A God who loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for us.

Come to think of it, if there is no resurrection there is also no purpose in our lives. But there is resurrection that’s why we live a purpose driven life in this world. 

What is your purpose in life?

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