- Christ's appearance behind locked doors by Duccio di Buoninsegna
The gospel reading for tomorrow has the post-resurrection Jesus visiting the disciples (Jn 20:19-31). I really like the after-Easter appearances of Jesus, partly because he comes back to comfort his friends, and partly because his "self" was so mysterious .... no one seemed to recognize him at first, he could appear and disappear at will, could pass through solid objects, he ate food, and he had unhealed wounds that didn't bleed. Was this "spiritual" body he had while making the appearances the same body he had after he ascended? What kind of bodies, if any, will we have after death?
For those interested, I saw an article today that discusses some of this stuff .... Transformations of the Flesh: Approaching the Spiritual Body through an Engagement with Sarah Coakley by Elizabeth Antus.