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86. The Risen Bodies of the Damned

1. The bodies of all men will rise in natural perfectionwithout deficiency or defect. But the bodies of the damned willlack the qualities of the glorified bodies: agility, clarity,subtlety, impassibility.

2. The bodies of the damned will not be corruptible.Scripture says (Apoc. 9:6): "Men shall seek death and shallnot find it, and they shall desire to die and death shall fly fromthem."

3. As noted, the bodies of the damned will be passible,that is, capable of enduring suffering. Retribution must come toman, body and soul. And punishment of body involvespassibility.

"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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

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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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