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Introduction to theology of the body class 7

Commentary on the Introduction to the Theology of the body by Chris West, Ascension Press, slides presented by Fr. Joseph LoJacono, IVE

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Introduction to theology of the body class 7

  1. 1. Questions to Ponder
  2. 2. How does the wife image the bride of Christ? How does the husband image Christ This symbolic view of marriage reveals a difficult, but exalted view of marriage. It is a call to love as Christ Marriage represents loves. the very love of Christ
  3. 3. Ephesians 5:21-3321 [a]and be subject to one another in the [b]fear of Christ. Marriage Like Christ and the Church22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church [c]in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, 30 because we are members of His body.31 FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. 32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she [d]respects her husband.
  4. 4. Ephesians 5This should be always kept in a Christian context Christ Man Christ was crucifed for the Church Church Woman
  5. 5. Cross of Christ shows true love► Free► Total► Faithful► Self-giving► How can marriage image this?
  6. 6. Marriage is the prototype of all sacraments
  7. 7. The language of the body►The body as made in two incarnations, male and female, has language of its own.►There is a truth and falsehood to sexuality in as much as one withholds or gives themselves completely over to the other in marriage►Idolatry and adultery are linked etymologically and historically showing how true worship of God is imaged through the marital embrace.
  8. 8. They are not created Communion in their bodies. created for for communion in their bodies
  9. 9. What is the difference? Will you have sex Will you with me? have a child with me?
  10. 10. What is the difference in the language of the body?► The hookup culture Marriage Groom: I, John, take you, Mary, Will you give for my lawful wife, to have and yourself to to hold, from this day forward, me tonight? for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Bride: I, Mary, take you, John, for my lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.