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3rd Sunday before Advent November 4, 2007

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Here come this week’s readings:

3rd Sunday before Advent

It’s a quarrel this week from 2nd temple Judaism. Looking at my own confusion, it looks like we haven’t come that far since then. I’ll try to make some sense of it this week. Anyone wants to make a start, the comments box is open!

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1. EssingtonDad - November 9, 2007

Interesting that this is remembrance Sunday, when we say, ““They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” In other words, people live on in our memories. Is this what is meant by resurrection? Job’s contemporaries probably say people living on in their descendents (hence the Sadducees’ question). Is this what is meant by resurrection? Jesus saw things differently. But how?

2. augustinian - November 9, 2007

That all sounds very materialistic, father Essington. But of course, the Saduccees were the materialists of the time, so that works well.

Jesus rubs in his clear pharisaical (!!) leanings by saying that in the resurrection, we’ll all be like angels – another thing the saduccees didn’t believe in!

Of course, the church has disagreed with him with his dualistic ravings and we believe in the resurrection of the body.

These are some of the reasons I am confused…


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