Lectio Divina for the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
Read the following Scripture two or three times:
Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to
Jesus, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his
brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the
first married a woman but died childless. Then the second and the third married her, and likewise all the
seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman
be? For all seven had been married to her.” Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry and remarry;
but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither
marry nor are given in marriage. They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children
of God because they are the ones who will rise. That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the
passage about the bush, when he called out ‘Lord,’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of
Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
After the reading, take some time to reflect in silence on or more of the following questions:
– What word or words in this passage caught your attention?
– What in this passage comforted you?
– What in this passage challenged you?
Read the Scripture again, followed by this reflection:
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?
Some Sadducees…came forward and put this question to Jesus. Where do I go to find answers?
What question would I ask Jesus ?
Teacher, Moses wrote for us… Who have been my teachers in the faith? What role does Scripture play
in my life of faith?
Those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age… How am I preparing my heart and soul for the coming age? How can I grow in my fidelity to the Gospel?
After a period of silent reflection recite the Lord’s Prayer.
Living the Word This Week
How can I make my life a gift for others in charity?
Research the catechetical efforts of your parish and prayerfully consider how you might become involved.