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Freedom To Love 2009 01 10


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Freedom To Love 2009 01 10

  1. 1. Freedom to Love The Theology of the Body Applied to Our Lives OLOP|YA Our Lady of Peace Young Adult Group
  2. 2. Table of Contents A Brief Overview of the Theology of the Body 1. Sex and the Meaning of Existence 2. Understanding the Body as a “Theology” 3. God‟s Mystery & the Spousal Analogy 4. Unmasking the Counterfeits For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free 1. What is Freedom 2. The Dependence of Freedom on Truth 3. How Do We Know the Truth? 4. The Freedom for Which Christ Set Us Free 5. The Holy Spirit is the Source of Freedom Love as I Have Loved You 1. What is Love? 2. Chastity & the Integration of Love 3. Love & the “Unrepeatability” of the Person Living the Redemption of Sexuality 1. Sex, Lies, & Redemption 2. The “Great Divorce” 3. Integration in Christ 4. Some Practical Points OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 2 YOUNG ADULTS
  3. 3. The Bouillon Cubes
  4. 4. True Freedom Serves the Good 2a. “There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good…The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to the „slavery of sin‟” (CCC, n. 1733). OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 4 YOUNG ADULTS
  5. 5. Act Through Free Choice 1b. “Human dignity requires man to act through conscious and free choice, as motivated and prompted personally from within, and not through blind internal impulse or merely external pressure.” (GS, n. 17) OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 5 YOUNG ADULTS
  6. 6. True Freedom quot;True freedom is liberation not from the external constraint that calls me to good, but from the internal constraint that hinders my choice of the good.quot; OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 6 YOUNG ADULTS
  7. 7. The MOAB: Mother of All Bouillon Cubes 2c. “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). OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 7 YOUNG ADULTS
  8. 8. Live Bold. Die Free. I Want You
  9. 9. The Pillar of Truth quot;Truth can only have meaning in a person's life, if he freely embraces it.quot; OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 9 YOUNG ADULTS
  10. 10. The Necessity of Freedom 3a quot;God does not want to impose the good, but wants free beingsquot; CCC 2847. Thus, the quot;right to the exercise of freedom, especially in moral and religious matters, is an inalienable requirement of the dignity of the human person.quot; CCC 1738 OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 10 YOUNG ADULTS
  11. 11. The Risk of Freedom quot;The drama of life is not in the safety of the boat. The drama of life is out amidst the wind and the waves, with our eyes fixed on Christ.quot; OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 11 YOUNG ADULTS
  12. 12. Freedom from the Law quot;Do not think that I have come to abolish the law. I have not come to abolish the law; I have come to fulfill the law.quot; –Matthew 5:17 quot;I would not have known what sin was, if it weren't for the law.quot; -Rom 7:7 OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 12 YOUNG ADULTS
  13. 13. For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free quot;For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.. For you were called to freedom.. only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love, be servants of one another.quot; -Gal 5:1,13 OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 13 YOUNG ADULTS
  14. 14. For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free quot;But, if you think that the way to avoid sin is to get rid of your freedom, in the same stroke you have eradicated your possibility of love.quot; Not Bound to Lust OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 14 YOUNG ADULTS
  15. 15. Freedom’s Full Potential quot;For freedom Christ has set us free. Do not, again, take up a yolk of slavery.quot; Crucifixion is preferable to slavery to lust. Apples OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 15 YOUNG ADULTS
  16. 16. Do Not Be Confused Freedom vs. License You KNOW when you are free. OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 16 YOUNG ADULTS
  17. 17. The Actuals of Grace quot;Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.quot; OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 17 YOUNG ADULTS
  18. 18. Live Bold. Die Free. quot;Love God and do whatever you want.quot; - St. Augustine OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 18 YOUNG ADULTS
  19. 19. Pope John Paul the Great pray for us OLOP|YA Freedom to Love 19 YOUNG ADULTS