The Resurrection And Its Spiritual Depth_ By HH Pope Shenouda III

The Resurrection And Its Spiritual Depth

The resurrection is a wonderful meeting between two united friends who have lived together their whole life

since their birth and even before it, during pregnancy in their mothers’ wombs. They never separated even for one moment; they are: the body and the spirit. Each of them has a special nature; the body is earthly and the spirit is celestial.

+They have united in one nature-­‐the human

nature. You cannot separate one from the other and say “This is the body and that is the spirit.” They have lived together in an admirable unity.

+ The body

expresses all the sensations and feelings of the spirit. If

the spirit becomes glad the body will smile and rejoice. If it becomes sad, sorrow will appear in the eyes.

After a long life they will separate from one another because of death but in the end they will meet each other in the resurrection.

+ After a long separation they will unite again. I wonder!! how

will the sensations of the spirit be when it meets the body -­‐ the lifelong partner after hundreds and may be thousands of years as Adam, Noah and Abraham had done before!?!?

+ The spirit meets the body after seeing the body change into a handful of dust. Then returns more radiant than before, without any blemish.

Even the faults, stuck to the body in the past, disappear. Yes, it is raised without defects because wrong and evil deeds do not

agree with eternal paradise.

The body returns friendlier. It never disagrees with the spirit in the other world for it is raised a spiritual body..

  1. H. Pope Shenouda III