Year C- 32ndSunday in Ordinary Time
27 And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, and they asked him,
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI am the Resurrection and the life. If you eat of my flesh and drink of my blood I will raise you up on the last day. If you believe in my words you will receive the wisdom to understand what I have said and you will open your heart to learn from my spirit of truth.
I came to the world precisely to give eternal life, something that was lost because of sin. Now, this new life starts with the resurrection; but the Sadducees were a group denying the resurrection of the dead. They presented me a human argument to try to discredit the spiritual designs of God for the next life. My answer to them was to take them out of their material way of thinking so that they could see with the eyes of the spirit more sublime things, in fact, nothing to do with the needs of the flesh.
I have said that in the last times true worshippers will worship God in spirit and in truth, and indeed when you leave this material human existence, you will come to share fully in my divine nature, your souls will live in my spirit.
When your life on this earth is finished, you will be on your own. All the attachments of the world will be left behind; your family, your possessions and your entire journey will have been instrumental for your entry into eternal life. Once you close your eyes for good, it will become a matter between you and me.
The reason why you cannot enjoy abundantly the fullness of your spirit now is because you are still in the flesh.
The mind is superior to the body, in the same way that the spirit is superior to the soul. The mind lives in the body just as the spirit lives in the soul. But being in the weakness of the flesh, the world is presenting continuous stimuli to the soul to distract it from the contact with the spirit.
The spiritual person understands the need to prepare for eternal life; he will put into practice my instructions on self-denial, he will abide by my commandments of love, he will not depend entirely on the desires of the flesh but on his desires for me.
Remember that you are a child of God, the Father of all Spirits. A true child of God is more in the spirit than in the flesh. While you are on your flesh you are on a journey, meditate on your spirit, pray in your spirit, and familiarize yourself more with your real identity as a child of God. My spirit will be united to your spirit to keep you constantly searching for me. I am looking forward to the moment of your resurrection, when you will know yourself as you truly are and you will know me as I am.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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