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Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
Freedom To Love 2008 10 04
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  • 1. Freedom to Love The Theology of the Body Applied to Our Lives Our Lady of Peace Young Adult Group
  • 2. Theology of the Body
    • “The body, and in fact, it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world, the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus to be a sign of it”
    • (TB, 76).
  • 3. Freedom to Love
    • Applying John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to life and relationships.
    • “ If we can understand the true meaning of freedom and the true meaning of love, we are well on our way to experiencing the full truth of our humanity, and living the happiness that we all long for.”
    • -Christopher West
  • 4. The 4 Pillars of Freedom to Love
    • Brief Overview of TOTB
        • What is it?
        • Why it is important?
    • For Freedom Christ has set us Free
        • What is Freedom ?
        • What are its Counterfeits?
    • Love as I Have Loved You
        • What is Love ?
        • What are its Counterfeits?
    • Living the REDEMPTION of Sexuality
        • What are the lies that society feeds us and how do we avoid them?
  • 5. Table of Contents
    • A Brief Overview of the Theology of the Body
      • Sex and the Meaning of Existence
      • Understanding the Body as a “Theology”
      • God’s Mystery & the Spousal Analogy
      • Unmasking the Counterfeits
      • Structure of the Teaching
      • A Message of “Sexual Salvation”
    • For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free
      • What is Freedom
      • The Dependence of Freedom on Truth
      • How Do We Know the Truth?
      • The Freedom for Which Christ Set Us Free
      • The Holy Spirit is the Source of Freedom
    • Love as I Have Loved You
      • What is Love?
      • Chastity & the Integration of Love
      • Love & the “Unrepeatability” of the Person
    • Living the Redemption of Sexuality
      • Sex, Lies, & Redemption
      • The “Great Divorce”
      • Integration in Christ
      • Some Practical Points
  • 6. Sex and the Meaning of Existence
  • 7. Sex is linked to the Meaning of Existence
    • If you have a body, the TOTB applies to you.
    • Though it focuses on sexual love, the theology of the body affords “the rediscovery of the meaning of the whole of existence, the meaning of life” (TB, 168)
  • 8. Our View of Sex Influences our Culture
    • The call to communion inscribed in our sexuality is “the fundamental element of human existence in the world.” (TB, 16) “the foundation of human life” (EA, n. 46), and hence, “the deepest substratum of human ethics and culture” (TB, 163).
  • 9. Our View of Sex Influences our Culture
    • “It is an illusion to think we can build a true culture of human life if we do not… accept and experience sexuality and love and the whole of life according to their true meaning and their close inter-connection” (EV, n. 97)
  • 10. Our View of Sex Influences our Culture
    • The “choices and actions [of men and women] take on all the weight of human existence in the union of the two.” (TB, 376)
  • 11. Relating the Catholic View of Sex to the Culture
    • Our Culture has little to no understanding of the value of sex
    • Catholic education has historically had a simple message related to sex: “Don’t do it.”
    • The TOTB:
      • Tells us the why behind the what
      • Gives us a new language to communicate the Glory of God’s plan for human sexuality
      • Is the message that you and I can use to transform the culture
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  • 12. How can the body have a theology?
    • “’Let us make man in our image’…God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27).
  • 13. Our Culture
    • Why is fertility seen as a disease?
    • Why is lust masqueraded as love?
      • “ You and me Baby ain’t nothing but mammals, so let’s do it like they do on the discovery channel.”
    If you can’t say no to sex, your yes means nothing. The Pill Commercial There She Goes
  • 14. Understanding the Body as a “Theology”
  • 15. A Profound Unity of Body and Spirit
    • “As a being at once body and spirit, man expresses and perceives spiritual realities through physical signs and symbols ” (CCC, n. 1146)
  • 16. Theology = The Study of God
    • Christianity is the religion of the Word made flesh.
  • 17. The Body
    • “Through the fact that the Word of God became flesh the body entered theology… through the main door” (TB, 89)
  • 18. The Body
    • “ The body, and in fact, it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world, the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus to be a sign of it” (TB, 76)
  • 19. What does God reveal to us through the Body?
    • “God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that eternal exchange of Love ” (CCC, n. 221).
  • 20. Official Patron of OLOP|YA Servant of God, Pope John Paul II the Great pray for us
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