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79. The Risen Body

1. In the resurrection, each soul will be united with itsown body. For in a real resurrection, that which falls is thatwhich rises again. If the soul be not joined substantially with itsown body, then there is not a resurrection, but an assuming of anew body.

2. The selfsame man who dies will rise again. For, by theresurrection, a man is to live again, not to be turned into someoneelse.

3. However, it is the soul that constitutes thematerial element of man as his living body and gives it itspersonal identity in the body-soul compound that we call a man. Byuniting substantially with matter, the soul constitutes that matteras its own body, holding it in continuous identity, notwithstandingthe flow and change of bodily particles all through life. Perhaps,in the risen body will be present some of the actual physicalparticles which the living body used at some stage of earthlylife.

"Shun too great a desire for knowledge, for in it there is much fretting and delusion. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"Obedience is a short cut to perfection."
St Philip Neri

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"God speaks to us without ceasing by his good inspirations."
The Cure D'Ars

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