316. The Lord rose again not as to His spirit alone but also as to His body, because when He was in the world He glorified His whole Human, that is, made it Divine; for His soul which He had from the Father was of Itself the very Divine, while His body became a likeness of the soul, that is, of the Father, thus also Divine. This is why He, differently from any man, rose again as to both;# and this He made manifest to the disciples (who when they saw Him believed that they saw a spirit), by saying:
See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye behold Me having (Luke 24:36-39);
indicating thereby that He was a man both in respect to His spirit and in respect to His body.
# Man rises again only as to his spirit (n. 10593, 10594).
The Lord alone rose again in respect also to His body (n. 1729, 2083, 5078, 10825).