September 22, 2012, Reading

The Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians    15: 35-37, 42-49

15:35 But someone may say, “How do the dead rise again?” or, “What type of body do they return with?”
15:36 How foolish! What you sow cannot be brought back to life, unless it first dies.
15:37 And what you sow is not the body that will be in the future, but a bare grain, such as of wheat, or of some other grain.
15:42 So it is also with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown in corruption shall rise to incorruption.
15:43 What is sown in dishonor shall rise to glory. What is sown in weakness shall rise to power.
15:44 What is sown with an animal body shall rise with a spiritual body. If there is an animal body, there is also a spiritual one.
15:45 Just as it was written that the first man, Adam, was made with a living soul, so shall the last Adam be made with a spirit brought back to life.
15:46 So what is, at first, not spiritual, but animal, next becomes spiritual.
15:47 The first man, being earthly, was of the earth; the second man, being heavenly, will be of heaven.
15:48 Such things as are like the earth are earthly; and such things as are like the heavens are heavenly.
15:49 And so, just as we have carried the image of what is earthly, let us also carry the image of what is heavenly.


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