Favorite Quote from a New Dimensions Guest : Father Francis Tiso

POSTED December 22, 2022 IN
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What is yet to happen to our bodies should now take place in our hearts.

Saint Leo the Great, Pope 440 AD

“As I was doing the research on the book Rainbow Body and Resurrection, I continued my daily prayers as a Catholic priest. Every morning we read something called the Liturgy of the Hours which includes a biblical reading and a reading from one of the great writers of church history.

I found this quote in one of the sermons on the passion of Christ by Saint Leo the Great, who was a Pope during the 5th Century.

As I read this I can’t help but think that what is yet to happen to our bodies – that is, the resurrection of the body at the end of time – should now take place in our hearts. It’s a spiritual practice of imagining ourselves already in the light, already in the resurrection, already living, foretasting the resurrection of the body in our daily lives. How can we do that? I suggest we do it with courage and joy, perhaps with a little bit more mercy and kindness, then we can begin to manifest the resurrection body in all its dimensions now and let the virtues carry us along through the ups and downs and the breakage of real life. That way we can begin to discover that dying and rising is something that happens every day. Meditation and growth in the virtues are what enable you to notice just exactly what Saint Leo was saying. It’s a good springboard for intercultural and interreligious dialogue on the deepest level and something that anybody can do any day of the week right where they are.”Francis Tiso


Father Francis Tiso, Ph.D., author of Rainbow Body
and Resurrection: Spiritual Attainment, the Dissolution
of the Material Body and the Case of Khenpo A Chö

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