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Faith Daily | 2 June 2021


Almighty and everliving God,

increase in us your gift of faith,

so that, forsaking what lies behind

and reaching out to that which is before us,

we may run the way of your commandents

and win the crown of everlasting joy;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. .

GOSPEL for the Day: Mark 12: 18-27

18Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, saying, 19“Teacher, Moses wrote for us that ‘if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother.’ 20There were seven brothers; the first married and, when he died, left no children; 21and the second married her and died, leaving no children; and the third likewise; 22none of the seven left children. Last of all the woman herself died. 23In the resurrection whose wife will she be? For the seven had married her.”

24Jesus said to them, “Is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the story about the bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27He is God not of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong.”

GOSPEL Reflection: Contributed by: Helen Menzies

I would love to have seen Jesus standing there saying 'You are quite wrong.” He was never rude. Just spoke the truth. He dared to speak to those learned men. You don't seem to know the scriptures or the power of God. They neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

What a lovely thought. It doesn't say you won't recognise one another especially with the wonderful relationship we had.

These men would have studied the scriptures, but had to be reminded of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob. He is God of the living not of the dead.


Gracious Father,

who in your great mercy made glad the heart of the disciples

in the sight of the risen Lord,

give us such awareness of his presence with us

that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life

and serve you continually in righteousness and truth,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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