Luke 20:38 Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive. * * * * * * * * This was the bottom line answer of Jesus to a trick question intended to get him to reveal his thoughts about the afterlife. Jesus knows a God bigger than death. His questioners are limited by their humanity and their close-mindedness. In the entertainment world, we imagine zombies, walking dead, reigning their ghoulish terror on the living. Our puny imaginations might offer up entertainment value but they fall short in their characterization of the magnitude of God's embrace. Even on a Monday morning when the weekend has left us dragging our living corpses into the day, God still sees life. There is hope in them thar' words for ya'll. * * * * * * * * God of the Living, breathe into our new day. Amen.