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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.

"It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come."
Thomas á Kempis

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"It is well to choose some one good devotion, and to stick to it, and never to abandon it."
St Philip Neri

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"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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