32nd Sunday in ordinary time
The martyrs in our first reading were living for the life to come. And in our Gospel Jesus gives us a glimpse into this life: a life of such deep and fulfilling relationship with God that earthly marriages are only a shadow of what's coming. This week we are challenged: Are you intentionally living for the life to come? Are you intentionally encouraging others to live for the life to come? Priesthood and celibacy only make sense if we're looking toward the next life. If young men are going to become priests, it's our job to inspire them by living our lives for the life to come.