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Freedom To Love 2008 10 18

  1. 1. Freedom to Love The Theology of the Body Applied to Our Lives Our Lady of Peace Young Adult Group
  2. 2. Review of Sex and the Meaning of Existence Desire
  3. 3. Theology of the Body <ul><li>“ 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” </li></ul><ul><li>(TB, 76). </li></ul>Freedom to Love
  4. 4. Review <ul><li>The body alone is capable of making visible what is invisible </li></ul><ul><li>We must understand the true meaning of sexual love if we are to build a culture of life </li></ul><ul><li>There’s more to the Catholic view of sex than “Don’t do it” </li></ul><ul><li>The body is a theology because God made man in the image of the Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Our culture lies to us about sex and fertility </li></ul>Freedom to Love The Pill Commercial
  5. 5. Understanding the Body as a “Theology” Who you’re looking for
  6. 6. A Profound Unity of Body and Spirit <ul><li>“ As a being at once body and spirit, man expresses and perceives spiritual realities through physical signs and symbols ” (CCC, n. 1146) </li></ul>Freedom to Love
  7. 7. The Body is the Sign <ul><li>The human body is the original sign in the world of the ultimate spiritual mystery. </li></ul>Freedom to Love
  8. 8. Flesh <ul><li>Christianity is the religion of the Word made flesh. </li></ul>Freedom to Love
  9. 9. The Body <ul><li>“ Through the fact that the Word of God became flesh the body entered theology… through the main door” (TB, 89) </li></ul>Freedom to Love
  10. 10. The Body <ul><li>“ 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) </li></ul>Freedom to Love
  11. 11. The Ultimate Spiritual Mystery <ul><li>“ God has revealed his innermost secret: </li></ul>Freedom to Love 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).
  12. 12. Freedom to Love Servant of God, Pope John Paul II the Great pray for us

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