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82. The Impassibility of Risen Bodies

1. To be impassible is to be immune to sufferingand change.

2. The bodies of the just will not be capable of sufferingany pain whatever, nor will they ever undergo substantial change.The bodies of the damned will endure pains in hell, and hence arenot impassible; yet these bodies will not undergo substantialchange. St. Paul (I Cor. 15:42) says: "It [the body] is sownin corruption, it shall rise in in-corruption."

3. Impassibility in the risen bodies of the just does notmean numbness or insensibility. It means immunity to what iscontrary to human nature and painful to it. The risen body willhave sensation (that is, its senses will operate and bring insense-findings or sense-knowledge), and it will have movement;these things belong to the perfection of the body.

4. The senses of the risen bodies of the just will find inthe overflow of glory, which comes upon them from the soul, theircomplete and enduring perfection. The senses will be perfectly andsatisfyingly in operation, and they will possess their objects, andnot merely tend to these objects, or be in a state of readiness toperceive them.

"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"A person who rails at God in adversity, suffers without merit; moreover by his lack of resignation he adds to his punishment in the next life and experiences greater disquietude of mind in this life."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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