I have tried 2 different times to get an answer to some questions about the nature of Jesus’ soul from the staff. But no one wants to reply to it. I assume that they don’t have an official church teaching on it or simply don’t know or don’t want to promote a personal exegesis. I think it is an extremely important theological question since it has implications for our relationship with God and the Trinity and with each other.
So I want to ask it here to get insights from those who have pondered some of these thoughts spiritually.
The genesis for my question extends from some of the final words of Jesus on the cross as well as from the recognition that God creates different kinds of creatures such as angelic beings and human beings. Also since God is divine and not created like all other created creatures by our teaching and belief in a triune God with 3 equal parts (God the Father [spiritual], Son [who becomes flesh] and Holy Spirit) I would like to better understand the nature of the relationships between the souls of created creatures with the divine.
Here is the particular verse that uses the word “spirit”.
[quote=Luke 23:46]Jesus uttered a loud cry and said, “Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit”.
Here are my questions:
- Does the triune God have a divine soul or does He exist as a self evident and complete divinity unto Himself without the finite limitations of holiness implied with a created soul?
- What is the nature of Jesus’ soul? Did he have a divine soul or a human soul or was his “spirit” in Luke 23:46 in fact the 3rd person of God - “The Holy Spirit”? If Jesus had a human soul was it imparted through some mystery of transfiguration with a divinity that could exceed the limitations of holiness implied with a human soul?
- Does God in his three parts have a divinity that attaches Jesus’ human or divine soul to it or does God exist in a state of being that transcends the very notion and confines of “a soul”.
- Did Mary have a human soul or a divine soul?
Would appreciate insights and personal exegesis if no teaching is given.