Some religious teachers in Jesus’s time didn’t believe in life after death. They would argue with Jesus; Jesus responded in words from this reading.
If you and I stay close to the Lord and follow God’s plan of love, then we will be both children now—and children of heaven when we die. When we “die” to our preferences for life and live in God and God in us, we’re in heaven right now!
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels. This being Year C,
the third year in the cycle, we generally read from the Gospel of Luke.
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