~ Brother Thomas Paul ~
In Psalm 63, we heard two things..
The soul thirsts….
My flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land…where there is no water…
What does it long for?..it longs for the resurrection of the body. When we die, our Spirit and the physical body are separated…the Spirit goes to heaven and the physical body goes into the earth and decomposes. This decomposed body will become a resurrected Spiritual body at the resurrection of the dead on the Second Coming of Jesus. When it becomes a Spiritual body, it transforms into an immortal state from today’s mortal state. The resurrection of the body is one of God’s greatest work. We sing praises to our Almighty God at Holy Mass.
This is also spoken about in the Liturgy of the hours (9th hour) of the Malankara rite.
We must always keep in mind that our mortal body will one day attain immortality.
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
The Golden woven robe mentioned in Psalm 45 is the resurrected body. This resurrection of the body takes place by the power of Jesus’ resurrection. We also proclaim this towards the end of our Apostles Creed prayer.
This mortal body dies and decays like a grain of wheat. Once it decays, a new immortal body is raised up. Our decomposed body reunites with our own Spirit at resurrection. God created our Body and Spirit as one and not as separate entities. This unity does not go away at death. There is a divinity in us that unites our body and Spirit. This is proclaimed in Psalm 63.
What kind of body did Jesus have? Jesus took birth as a human to bear all our sins in His body and redeem mankind. He would not be able to pay the price for all our sins if he did not have a mortal body. Hence He became man and dwelt amongst us and bore all the sins of man.
The sins of mankind were washed away when every drop of His blood drained out of His body at Calvary. Jesus died and He was buried and in this state, the Spirit united with His body and transformed into an immortal resurrected body..the Spirit entered the body…the blood vessels developed ..the heart started pumping blood…the body started making blood. This blood was not sinful and impure but glorified blood. Jesus Christ resurrected with this glorified imperishable body and blood. This is why St. Paul wrote..O death, where is your sting?
Fear of death is not true wisdom.
We possess the same graces that all our Saints have. We must strive to turn our graces into Anointing. When two or three of us get together, we must speak about the mysteries of God. Jesus said, ” For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
Similarly Jesus also promised.. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
The Trinity is within us..The Father..Son and The Holy Spirit. We fail to acknowledge this presence of the Trinity. If we do not stir in the sugar in our tea, it will not taste sweet. Stirring the sugar makes our tea sweet. Similarly we too must realise and ignite the presence of the Trinity within us. The kingdom of God has begun with the presence of the Trinity within us.
മരിയന് ടൈംസില് പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിക്കുന്ന വാര്ത്തകളും ലേഖനങ്ങളും വീഡിയോകളും മരിയന് ടൈംസിന്റെ മൊബൈല് ആപ്പിലൂടെ നിങ്ങള്ക്ക് നേരിട്ട് ലഭിക്കും.