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84. The Agility of Risen Bodies

1. The glorified body will be able to move with thequickness of thought from place to place under the direction of thesoul and the command of the free will. This quality of the risenbody is called agility.

2. The risen body in heaven will move about. Scripturesays (Isa. 40:31): "They shall run and not be weary"; and(Wisd. 3:7), "[The just] shall run to and fro like sparksamong the reeds." But this swift and untiring movement willnot deprive the just of the beatific vision or diminish theirhappiness.

3. The movement of the glorified body will not be strictlyinstantaneous; it will take a moment of time, yet this moment willbe so short as to be imperceptible.

"Those who love God are always happy, because their whole happiness is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."
St Albert the Great

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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