A Trick Answer to a Trick Question

Text: Luke 20: 27-40

Reflection and Question: The context for this exchange between Temple leaders and Jesus is the controversy raging then over resurrection. Jesus stumps them by claiming that in the age to come, there will be no marriage. One very faithful GLBT friend takes great consolation from this teaching because it puts marriage, which is not available to her, into a larger context where marriage does not determine one’s worth, and she and her beloved partner are deemed worthy. What do you take from this trick answer to a trick question?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are the Resurrection and the Life. Sustain our faith until the day when we cannot die any more, when we become like angels and are children of God. And use us to bring such Grace to this very day. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).