November 1, 2014

All Souls (November 2, 2014)

(This passage is a part of one of of the options for the Gospels that can be used for this Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.)

Luke 24: 1 - 6a

The Resurrection of Jesus
At daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.   They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  

While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.  They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground.

They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised"



The Greek verb translated here as "puzzle" can also mean "to be entirely at loss" or "to be perplexed." [1] 

The women are entirely at loss because they look for him where he is not to be found.  He is not "among the dead."  He is alive.

Do I look for life where life is to be found - in God?  

Or do I look for it "among the dead," in things and people that do not live forever?  If I do that, I will for sure be entirely at loss.


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