Fridays with the Fathers (7/27/18)

“…the Holy Spirit will not just be with us until the end of the age, but rather will stay with those who are worthy in the age to come, making them immortal and filling their bodies as well with eternal glory, as the Lord indicated by telling His disciples, ‘I will pray to the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever’ (Jn. 14:16). ‘It is sown’, says the Apostle (meaning buried and committed to the earth), ‘a dead natural body’, that is to say, an ordinary created body with a created soul, stable and capable of movement. ‘It is raised’ (that is, comes back to life), ‘a spiritual body’ (cf. I Cor 15:44), which means a supernatural body, framed and ordered by the Holy Spirit, and clothed in immortality, glory and incorruption by the Spirit’s power (cf. I Cor. 15:53).”

~ St. Gregory Palamas (+1359)