Question: Could you kindly enlighten me about the resurrection of the body. Such resurrection rather repels people who have grown tired of the present life. R.C.
Answer: The body that will rise is not the body as we know it. It will share in the qualities of the body of our Saviour, which while still corporal, was immune from the ordinary conditions of space. It will be almost on the spiritual plane.
I should like "R.C." to read the words of St. Paul (Cor. 1-15. 39. 44) " All flesh is not the same flesh, but one is the flesh of men, another of beasts, another of birds, another of fishes."
"And there are bodies celestial and bodies terrestrial, but, one is the glory of the celestial, and another of the terrestrial."
One is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, and another the glory of the stars. For star differeth from the star in glory."
"So also the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it shall rise in incorruption." It is sown in dishonour, it shall rise in glory. It is sown in weakness it shall rise in power. It is sown a natural body, it shall rise a spiritual body."
From such words, we may conclude that our risen bodies will no more partake of the miserable conditions of our earthly existence.
- Malaya Catholic Leader, February 16th, 1935 (1935.pdf pp68)