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Sunday Micro Retreat – November 6, 2022

As you begin your time of reflection, try to realize that you are standing on holy ground and in the presence of God who wants to talk to you and listen to you.

Make the Sign of the Cross. The Holy Spirit is opening your heart and mind so the Word of God that you are about to read can flourish in you for God's glory. Pray that you continue to work with his grace. Let the words or your prayer flow from your mind through your heart. Try to "feel" what you are saying.

Is there anything you would like to ask God now? What graces does your heart desire? Talk to God about it.

Today, we ask for the grace of understanding what resurrection means for us.

Now read the Sunday's Gospel:

Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus. Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die any more, because they are like Angels and are sons and daughters of God, being children of the resurrection. “And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.” (Luke 20:34-38)

The Word of God touches everyone differently. If there is anything that really stood out for you in this reading, meditate on it. Go to the depths of your heart and listen to what God is trying to say to you.

Next, let's spend some time with a one important point that you may consider during this Sunday's Retreat:

1. ...the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob...

Here Jesus brings attention to Exodus 3. When God was speaking with Moses, he said, “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” By saying so, Jesus highlights the notion that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are still alive and that God is still there God. If they were dead, God would not say “I am the God of...” So, in questioning the reality of the resurrection, there is a very clear answer here.

In light of this sentence, how do you feel about your own life? How do you feel about the day of your upcoming death? Are you afraid of this moment? If yes, why? If not, why not? What do you think the resurrection is, and how is that knowledge influencing your everyday life?

You may end this retreat by trying to live out one day this week is it were the last day of your life.

It is good to keep a personal journal in which reflections that stood out for you are recorded. The outcome of those Sunday Micro Retreats is good material that you can talk about in your spiritual direction.

resurrection - meditation with Luke 20:34-38


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