Season after Pentecost | 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 or Psalm 98; (Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9;) 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38
I would just as soon skip the first part of this Gospel reading. The Sadducees are trying to trick Jesus by getting him to respond to an impossible question about the resurrection. According to the law, if one of two brothers dies before his wife has children, then his brother marries her. But what if there are seven brothers, and each marries the woman in turn? To whom will she belong at the resurrection?