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Friends, today’s Gospel reports a conversation Jesus had with some of the Sadducees, who held that there is no life after death. We can practically hear their speech on the lips of secularists today. 

But Jesus is having none of it. The dead shall indeed rise, he says. Otherwise, how could Moses have spoken of God as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, all of whom were long dead by Moses’ time? But their risen existence, though in continuity, even bodily continuity, with what has gone before, will be transformed, transfigured, raised up. 

Those who hold to the resurrection of the body are those who are most effective at working for justice and peace in this world. If you are a complete materialist and secularist, you hold that everything and everybody, in the end, just fades away. But if you believe in the resurrection of the body, then everything in this world is destined for redemption. Everything matters.

 

Gospel Reflections

Meditate on Daily Gospel Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron

33rd week of Ordinary Time

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November 25

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November 24

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November 23

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November 22

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November 21

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November 20

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November 19

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32nd week of Ordinary Time

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November 18

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November 17

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Thursday

November 16

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November 15

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November 14

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November 13

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November 12

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31st week of Ordinary Time

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November 11

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November 9

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November 9

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November 8

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November 7

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November 6

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November 5

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30th week of Ordinary Time

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November 4

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November 2

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November 2

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November 1

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October 31

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October 30

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October 29

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29th week of Ordinary Time

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October 28

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October 27

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October 26

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October 25

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October 24

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October 22

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28th week of Ordinary Time

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October 21

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October 20

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October 19

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October 18

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October 1

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October 16

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October 15

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27th week of Ordinary Time

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October 14

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October 13

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October 12

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October 11

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October 10

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October 9

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