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32nd Sunday, Yr C – Marriage and the Resurrection

November 1, 2010

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Reflection question 3: Sadducees were the elite priestly class that served in the Temple. They only believed in the Torah (first 5 books of the Bible) and did not consider other writings or oral traditions as binding. Consequently they did not believe in the Resurrection. They sought to involve Jesus in a conversation that would cause others to ridicule him. Their view of marriage was a Levirite view. Marriage continued the family line and stopped a family dying out.  Jesus challenges the Sadducees not to think so narrowly. In death we are changed, not ‘dead’. And there is more to marriage than maintaining children. Have you ever considered that Marriage is to symbolise the union we will have with God in heaven? Marriage is a sign pointing to a heavenly reality. When you are in the ‘reality’ of the restaurant you no longer need the ‘sign’ for the restaurant. What does this teach you about Christian Marriage?

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