The Sadducees in today’s Gospel shows the danger of trying to fit God into a man-made box.  We often attempt to put rules on what God can or can’t do, based on our limited understanding of the divine.  “God can’t really love me because I’ve made too many mistakes.”  “God can’t forgive him for that kind of sin.”  “God must love her because she is successful and powerful.”  Fortunately, God isn’t bound by the limitations of our thinking.

As we approach the feast of Christ the King tomorrow, and the last week of the liturgical year, our Scriptures invite us to reflect on Jesus, King of both heaven and earth, and the eternal life to which he invites each of us.  Our God is God of the living, “for to him all are alive.”

—The Jesuit Prayer team


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