- Jan 2012
- Pleasant Plains, Arkansas
What exactly does this have to do with what I said? This thread is about reincarnation, not the resurrection of Christ. I'm sure there must have been a connection in your mind when you wrote this, and when you explain it I'll probably feel quite silly for not seeing it right away. But I'm afraid I do need you to explain why you responded to my post in this thread with something that doesn't seem to have anything to do with what I said, or with the thread as a whole.>>> and this, too, is the mystery of the Resurrection of Christ, Who appeared in the changed reality of His disciples. "He entered the room, not using the door..."
What Thomas "saw" was that "He" was in "them", and they were in Him.
The reality of Christ was not His physical body, which was crucified, but His Holy Attributes, which were now manifest in those who truly believed in Him.
This is the meaning of the Resurrection. He was, in fact, present in the "body of Christ", in the believers, those who truly recognized Him, obeyed Him, and sacrificed themselves as He had done. Emptied of their own selves, they were now the manifestations of His will and good-pleasure.
Thus, Thomas "saw" in them His Beauty, His Reality, His Sacrifice. Before this, he would not believe.