Saturday, June 10, 2017
WEDNESDAY, 9th Week in Ordinary Time
June 7, 2017 – WEDNESDAY, 9th Week in Ordinary Time
Tb 3:1 - lla, 16- 17a / Mk 12:18- 27
FROM THE 1ST READING: Tb 3: 16- 17a
The Lord in his glory heard the prayer of Tobit and of Sara and he sent Raphael to heal them both - to give back his sight to Tobit and to give Sara, the daughter of Ragouel, to Tobit's son Tobias as his wife. Also, Raphael would enchain the wicked demon Asmodeus so that Sara would be the wife of Tobias.
GOSPEL READING: Mk 12: 18- 27
The Sadducees also came to Jesus. Since they claim that there is no resurrection, they questioned him in this way, "Master, in the Scriptures Moses gave us this law: 'If anyone dies and leaves a wife but no children, his brother must take the wife and give her a child who will be considered the child of his deceased brother. Now, there were seven brothers. The first married a wife, but he died without leaving any children. The second took the wife and he, too, died leaving no children. The same happened to the third. Finally the seventh died leaving no children. Last of all the woman died. Now in the resurrection, to which of them will she be wife? For the seven had her as wife."
Jesus replied, "You could be wrong in this regard because you understand neither the Scriptures nor the power of God. When they rise from the dead, men and women do not marry but are like the angels in heaven.
"Now, about the resurrection of the dead, have you never reflected on the chapter of the burning bush in the book of Moses? God said to him: I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now, he is the God, not of the dead but of the living. You are totally wrong."
In the Gospel reading the Sadducees present to Jesus the question about a woman who had been married to seven brothers, each of whom died without any children with her, "Now in the resurrection, to which of them will she be wife? For the seven had her as wife."
Jesus answers their question, "When they rise from the dead, men and women do not marry but are like the angels in heaven."
The first reading from the book of Tobit recounts the story of Sara and her seven husbands and how God showed his mercy by sending the angel Raphael to restore the sight of Tobit and to give Sara as wife to his son Tobias, after having enchained her wicked tormentor-demon.
Hopefully we would be unlike the Sadducees who questioned Jesus in the Gospel reading. Unlike them we do believe and hope in our participation in the resurrection of the risen Christ: that somehow, in God's infinite power and mercy, we would be raised body and soul to glory forever in
Christ. This is our hope: for this we live and die.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
ATTY. JUNI HO GOTAMCO
TIMOTHY JAMESON & LORRAINE PHILIPPS CHAN
For the recovery and complete healing of Renan Lacida.
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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