THIRTY SECOND SUNDAY IN THE ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C
10th November 2019
2 Maccabees 7:1-2,9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:16—3:5; Luke 20:27-38.
The belief in resurrection of the dead and eternal life are part of the Catholic faith. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and life eternal. The understanding of this article of faith is linked to Jesus Christ, the savior of humanity. It is faith in Jesus Christ that guarantees both the resurrection of the dead and eternal life.
The Sadducees argued against the resurrection because of their understanding that life ends in death. For them nothing is possible after death. This is unfortunately the scientific understanding of life. Life after death is unscientific and thus not possible.
The Christian faith believes in a life after death based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was the first to rise from the death and will raise those who believe in him on the last day. He is the resurrection and the life. For Christians, death is not the end but a transition to new life. The only link between resurrection and life eternal is Jesus Christ. God is God of the living and not of the dead!
Anthony Ekpunobi, CM.