(Week 24 of the year: Saturday)
THE THING THAT IS SOWN IS PERISHABLE BUT WHAT IS RAISED IS IMPERISHABLE.
But some man will say: How do the dead rise again? or with what manner of body shall they come?
Senseless man, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die first.
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be; but bare grain, as of wheat, or some of the rest.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it shall rise in glory. It is sown in weakness, it shall rise in power.
It is sown a natural body, it shall rise a spiritual body. If there be a natural body, there is also a spiritual body, as it is written:
The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam into a quickening spirit.
Yet that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; afterwards that which is spiritual.
The first man was of earth, earthly: the second man, from heaven, heavenly.
Such as is the earthly: and such as is the heavenly, such also are they that are heavenly.
Therefore as we have borne the image of the earthly, let us bear also the image of the heavenly.