Thursday, November 27, 2014

"City of God" XXII.19

Chapter 19:
But, when we say that our whole bodies will be resurrected, what about our hair and nails? What about fat people and overly skinny people? There will, Augustine says, be no deformity in our glorified bodies. Which means that we will be of such beautiful proportions that were someone to look at us now as we will be then they would not be able to bear the sight. And while there may still be marks of a sort on our bodies (say, as with the wounds of martyrs, just as the wounds of Christ were still visible), they will be marks of glory that only increase our splendor as reflections of God.

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