O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Response: Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22
Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Gospel: Luke 20:27-38
Fr. Fred talks about the questions that the Sadducees had for Jesus, the questions that we have about life and death, and how to prepare for the answers.
Deacon Turner explains today's Gospel reading, talks about "tastes of Heaven" that God gives us here on Earth, and shares a story about six-year-old Ian.