Vatican City, Dec 4, 2013 / 05:37 am
During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the resurrection of the body, explaining that we are "imprinted" with eternal life, which we are able to experience even now through the sacraments.
"Through Baptism, we are inserted into his death and resurrection and begin to experience new life," the Pope stated in his Dec. 4 general audience, highlighting how "the seed of eternity is planted within us."
Pope Francis directed his weekly address to the thousands of pilgrims present in Saint Peter's Square, returning to the conclusion of the Creed when believers proclaim their belief in "the resurrection of the body."
"Dear brothers and sisters," he began, "today we look again at the affirmation: "I believe in the resurrection of the body," highlighting three different aspects of the relationship between Christ's resurrection and our own.