Love and Pray for Your Enemy

As human beings, when someone hurts us, our natural tendency is reciprocate or to resent them for what they have done to us. Jesus, however, calls us to love and pray for your enemy and persecutors (see Matthew 5:43-48).

Do you pray for your enemies? Today, let’s pray for our enemies and those who hate us. Let’s ask Christ to give us the grace to do so. However, if you are not ready to do that, let me know and I will pray for you.

May God’s peace be with you today and always.

The Question about Man’s Resurrection

“At the resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be? For all seven had been married to her.”

In yesterday’s Gospel (Mark 12:13-17) the Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus by asking him his opinion about paying taxes. In today’s Gospel (Mark 12:18-27), the Sadducees try their luck by coming to Jesus to disprove the resurrection. Again, Jesus proves to be wiser than his enemies by saying,”For when they rise from dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” Life as we know it will be no more; thus our humanity will be transformed in divine terms.

Jesus goes on to correct the statement “the dead being raised” by explaining that his Father “is not God of the dead, but of the living”. As children of God, we are always alive; we are the light of the world.

Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is his gift to humanity so we can become like angels after we expire; to leave our humanity behind and become ever living children of God.  It is God’s mercy toward us. Let’s rejoice.

“No follower of mine wanders in the dark; he shall have the light of life” ~ (John 8:12)

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