“Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees, so he called out before the Sanhedrin, ‘My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees; I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead.’ ” (Acts 23:6)
Our Lord promised us to be our protector. It doesn’t mean that He should be there physically to defend us. We can use the gift of wisdom. Paul was aware of being alone against two strong groups, so he looked for allies; knowing the basic difference between Sadducees and Pharisees he put the subject of resurrection of the dead into the discussion. It helped.
We are never alone, Our Lord is always with us. He will come with help whenever we need it. Important is to use our reason enlightened by faith.
“Perpetual light will shine on your Saints, o Lord, and life without end for ever, alleluia.” (Entrance Antiphon)
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