Sensus Fidei<br />In the Context of Love<br />Jim Baldwin, Kevin Caffrey, Victoria Faccone, Meghan Kelly, Nicole LaSusa, Becca Przywara, & Sam Tobin<br />
Sensus Fidei<br />The literal translation Sensus Fidei is “Sense of Faith”<br />Giallardetz asserts that in order to successfully apply their faith, Christians must fully connect with the Church and the Community<br />
Deus Caritas Est<br />PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS, PRIESTS, DEACONS, MEN AND WOMEN, RELIGIOUS, AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON CHRISTIAN LOVE<br /><ul><li>What is love?
“Brotherly love”</li></li></ul><li>Eros<br />“That love between man and woman which is neither planned nor willed, but somehow imposes itself upon human beings.”<br /><ul><li>The Greeks consider Eros to be an “intoxication”, where man becomes overwhelmed with carnal desire
Focus on sexual gratification rather than emotional connection with lover
Eros needs to be disciplined and purified in order fulfill the human condition,
our whole being yearns to be fully united with God.
Redemption: become united with God through making good choices (being loyal and honest to the people you love)</li></li></ul><li>Eros<br />Continued<br /><ul><li>Man is a being made up of body and soul, which need to be intimately united in order to overcome Eros
“Christian faith, on the other hand, has always considered man a unity in duality, a reality in which spirit and matter co-penetrate, and in which each is brought to a new nobility.”Benedict XVI</li></li></ul><li>Hey ok this slide isnt real its just some facts that are gonna be on agape and marriage/ creation/justice just so you can get 5 questions/start the worksheet and then I’ll resend you the final powerpoint (probably tomorrow, sorry) and if you wanna just add in the missing parts to the worksheet? Thank you sooo much for doing this!<br />agape, which, as we have seen, becomes the typical expression for the biblical notion of love.<br />No longer is it self-seeking, a sinking in the intoxication of happiness; instead it seeks the good of the beloved: <br />Marriage based on exclusive and definitive love becomes the icon of the relationship between God and his people and vice versa. God's way of loving becomes the measure of human love <br />PHILIA<br />Love of God and love of neighbour have become one: in the least of the brethren we find Jesus himself, and in Jesus we find God.<br />theFirst Letter of John shows that such love is explicitly demanded. The unbreakable bond between love of God and love of neighbour is emphasized.Saint John's words should be interpreted to mean that love of neighbour is a path that leads to the encounter with God, and that closing our eyes to our neighbour also blinds us to God<br /> <br />