TOB Tuesday: Purity and the Resurrection

ChelseaTheology of the Body, TOB Tuesday0 Comments

resurrection.pngA friend of mine had this up on facebook recently and I can’t think of a better TOB kind of thought for this Tuesday in the octave of Easter:

“I am always astonished at the emphasis the Church puts on the body. It is not the soul she says that will rise but the body, glorified. I have always thought that purity was the most mysterious of the virtues, but it occurs to me that it would never have entered the human consciousness to conceive of purity if we were not to look forward to a resurrection of the body, which will be flesh and spirit united in peace the way they were in Christ. The resurrection of Christ seems the high point in the law of nature.”
From “Flannery O’Connor Spiritual Writings”

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