Wednesday 7 June 2017

About Today Readings

Tobit 3:1-11, 16-17. Psalms 24(25):2-9. Mark 12:18-27.

To you, O Lord, I lift my soul — Psalms 24(25):2-9.

Both readings today deal with faith and trust in God, and focus on hope.

For Sarah and Tobit in the first reading, hope is what keeps them going. They do not despair, despite all the hardships. In the gospel, Jesus shows the Sadducees (who did not believe in resurrection) that the afterlife is a continuation of our close relationship with God, that eternity is a gift from a God who loves and cherishes us.

We are blessed in our relationship with God in life and that relationship will only deepen and become stronger after death.

May we make our life a preparation for that deeper and more profound relationship.

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