WOUNDS ARE MEANT TO REWARD AND TO CONVICT
a glorified body becomes perfect and so all deformities are taken away. This
includes scars. It is narrated that when Fr. Pio died, his stigmata pealed
off like dry skin.
in the case of Christ, He chose to keep the scars of His wounds. His
purpose? So that it can be the source of salvation to those who follow Him
with a life of self-denial, taking up His cross and following Him.
for those of us who refuse to deny ourselves and take up our cross and
follow Christ, those wounds, when shown us, will convict us.