Pope’s quotes: Life outside the tomb

A quote from Pope Francis:

“We believe that the life of those who believe in Jesus and follow his commandments will, after death, be transformed into new life, full and immortal. Just as Jesus was resurrected with his own body, but did not return to an earthly life, in this way we will be resurrected with our bodies, that will be transformed into glorious bodies.

He awaits us next to the Father, and the love of the Holy Spirit that revived Him will also revive those who are united with Him. ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ This peremptory cry is addressed to all men, because we are all marked by death, all of us; it is the voice of He Who is the master of all life and wants all of us to ‘have life in abundance.’ Christ does not resign Himself to the tombs we have built with our choices of evil and death, with our mistakes and our sins.”

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-- Angelus, Vatican Apostolic Palace, April 7, 2014

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