By the Host and/or the Chalice (Body and Blood of Christ + Soul and Divinity thereby: the Whole Christ) our souls and bodies can be more than temporarily sanctified. By His Divinity we can be immortalized. As some saints have incorruptible bodies, they fully know that far more wondrous are their immortal souls for future glorious bodies – per DIVINE Infinite Power of God -- far more than a merely incorruptible worm-like body (nor corrupted by any worms that may go for their tombs). Worm-like? Yes. Worms have body organs, eyes, and other senses too. Of course, our bodies are more sacred to God, though.
St. John of the Cross, the Mystical and Ascetical Doctor of the Church, shares on the unity requested by Jesus with the Father at the Last Supper (John Ch. 17) in the Office of Readings, p. 955. He knew, of course, that we’d never be God from God, yet almost as wondrous in eternity: “not that that the Son is asking the Father to make the saints equally one with Him in Divine essence and nature […] rather that they be united with Him in love, just as the Father and Son are one […] souls possess the same goods by participation that the Son possesses by nature. As a result, they are truly divine by participation, equals and companions of God.”
Holiness can be passing, depending – like the state of grace, should one fall into mortal sin – whereas immortality, should we attain it, will never be passing, nor the holiness that will forever be with it. Final Perseverance (in grace) is about the greatest gift we can ask for in order that our Divine God (also Incarnate in Christ) Director constantly of all humanity, can immortalize us and have us forever PERFECT in His ‘Transcendentals’ (= Divine Attributes: as taught typically in Catholic philosophy and theology).
While the soul is more tantamount to our salvation than our bodies only, what’s actually paramount to any soul’s salvation is God’s Divinity. So, how good it is to focus the more on His Divinity in September. Of ways to do so, hereof: the common expression of the Body, Blood, Soul, and DIVINITY of Christ... which also aligns with our monthly messages in sequence from June to September.
Glory to the Trinity, and to The DIVINITY of Christ, 2nd Person of the Trinity!
Fr. Ed, Mexico, SOLT, but MRMS too in spirit!
Have a Blessed & Holy September month of the Divinity of Christ!
May Our Lady ever-flowering & overflowing with graces & blessings unfold in us The 3-Fold indwelling Divinity (of Her 3 'Roses') to ever spring, sing, & ring alive.
Amatissima semper esto Maria Rosa Mystica!
Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa Mystica!