Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Truth between Tobit and Mark: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Listen to the homily here.


Cool transitions between Tobit and Mark
·      These connect death and resurrection
Tobit and Sarah were in suffering moments and both asked to die
·      Tobit
o   Personally was blinded, being persecuted with his good deeds and facing challenges
§  Grief-stricken in spirit, I, Tobit, groaned and wept aloud.”
§  "So now, deal with me as you please,
and command my life breath to be taken from me,
that I may go from the face of the earth into dust.”
·      Sarah
o   She was married seven times and each of her seven husbands died
o   She, too, was in a tough spot
o   The girl was deeply saddened that day,
and she went into an upper chamber of her house, 
where she planned to hang herself.”
Now, check out the good news from Tobit to Jesus Christ
·      Again, Jesus was tested
·      The Sadducees did not believe in resurrection
·      They asked about a woman who was married seven different times
·      Their test: who will she be married in heaven?
·      Jesus answer again
o   "Are you not misled
because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
When they rise from the dead,
they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but they are like the angels in heaven.”
o   He is not God of the dead but of the living.
You are greatly misled."

We Catholics believe in heaven

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