Thursday, March 31, 2016

In Our Own Bodies

Father Daniel O’Leary
"Like the Incarnation itself, Easter too is about bodies, personal and cosmic. The true orthodoxy of Catholic Christianity has never deviated from this teaching. What is to be avoided is a view that sees Jesus taking a solo flight back to the shores of heaven on that Paschal morning. There is no sacramentality in such a misunderstanding. 
"Neither is it only a question of a personal salvation for our individual souls. The truth of the Resurrection, revealed at Easter, is that in our present, frail and redeemed bodies, we carry the saving power of God. The risen Christ is the eternal sacrament of a risen humanity and a risen world."
Unmasking God

(From Patricia: The error is so prevalent - and harmful - that it deserves repeating: "What is to be avoided is a view that sees Jesus taking a solo flight back to the shores of heaven on that Paschal morning." To miss the deeper meaning of the resurrected Christ is to make of him something like a movie star or celebrity, instead of the harbinger of eternal life for mankind.)

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