Sunday, November 6, 2016

Comprehending Marriage

In today's Gospel, some Sadducees give Jesus a hypothetical scenario where a woman marries seven brothers, one by one.  

They ask Him which of the seven will be the woman's husband at the time of the Resurrection.  

Jesus' answer, in essence, is that marriage is an earthly thing.  It is not "needed" in a Heaven without death - one where our relationship with God is paramount.  

This is hard to comprehend, especially for married folks.  But it is fair to say that we are just not capable of fully understanding these kinds of things yet.  

I equate it to when we were young children, and the thought of marrying someone was "gross".  We just didn't have the capacity at that time to appreciate how wonderful marriage could be, just like we do not now - at this point in our journey - have the capacity to fully appreciate what happiness in the Eternal Paradise is like. 

Hopefully some day we will, and it will be more beautiful and amazing than we ever thought possible.  

For now, we have Faith.

God Bless you.



Victor S E Moubarak said...

Good point, Michael. Thank you.

Our priest in his sermon explained that the Sadducees did not believe in immortality, life after death. So they asked this question to trick Jesus that when one is dead, this is it, the end. He explains that in the after-life there isn't marriage as we know it.

By the way, I have answered your comment about dolphins on my Blog.

God bless you my friend.

Michael said...

Thank you for the comment and lesson, Victor. And God Bless you as well!