All Saints; All Souls

Thoughts on the immortality of the soul from Escatology by Joseph Ratzinger

"Christ throws open the portals of time and death..."

"Whenever someone enters into the 'I' of Christ, he has entered straight away into the space of unconditional life."

"Where there is communion with Jesus, the boundary of death is overshot here and now. It is in this perspective that we understand the discourse on the Eucharist in John 6. Feeding on Jesus' word and on his flesh, that is receiving him by both faith and sacrament, is described as being nourished by the bread of immortality."

"The borderline between Sheol and life runs through our very midst, and those who are in Christ are situated on the side of life, and that everlastingly."

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