Saturday 23 November 2019
1 Maccabees 6:1-13. Psalm 9A:2-4, 6, 16, 19. Luke 20:27-40.
I will rejoice in your salvation, O Lord – Psalm 9A:2-4, 6, 16, 19
‘He is God, not of the dead, but of the living’
The resurrection of the dead is difficult for us to grasp. Theologian Gerhard Lohfink’s Is This All There Is? tackles this topic head on with curiosity, awe, faith and clear thinking.
We do our best in our lives, walking in faith and trust day by day. We respond to the invitations and calls we experience God giving us, acting with generosity when we can, and asking for healing and peace when we need. The Lord’s own resurrection is the promise that we too will rise with him on the last day. We know that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. We believe that we will experience our bodies in the eternal life to come.
We will rise together with Christ, his mother, and all the saints. We will enter eternity as a gift from God, as a ‘participation in the fullness of divine life’ (Lohfink).