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Theology of the Body: Grace Newsham
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What is Theology of the Body?
The dtudy of God revealed through our bodies
What are the two questions that Theology of the Body asks and answers?
Who am I? How should I live?
Who gave us the Theology of the Body
Pope Saint John Paul II
Facts about Pope Saint John Paul II
He was friends with Mother Theresa, he had Parkinson's and lived to his 80s, and he had a rough childhood. His family had died by the Tim eye was 20 and he drew many people to his talks and meetings.
Three things that make us human
Intellect, free will, and the ability to love
What is a saint?
Someone who has lived a holy life, practiced virtue to a heroic degree, and chosen to love God above all things.
Theology of the Body is like...
A map that reveals how our visible bodies can express the truth about of invisible souls
What does Theology of the Body reveal to us?
1. You have the freedom to choose how you live your life. 2. You have been created for loving relationships with God and others. 3. These truths about our relationships help us understand the relationship of the Holy Trinity: the One God in Three Persons (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who love each other eternally.
When we sin we are attracted by _______.
False promises of pleasure and freedom
The place where God created Adam and Eve is called _______.
The Garden of Eden
God does not make errors, because of this we know __________.
The way he created us in the beginning is the way humans were designed to be
What is the Trinity?
Three persons united in one God who give themselves to each other in perfect love
Why are we meant to live more like the Trinity?
So we understand more about God through our loving relationships
The ability to choose (between right and wrong)
The four relationships that sin destroyed are:
Adam and Eve's relationship with - nature, self, others, God
Adam and Eve's sin that was passed on to the whole human race
Only my relationship with ______ and ________ can truly satisfy my longing for happiness, purpose and love.
God; each other
Our hearts have a deep long for _______, ______, and _________. These cravings can only be satisfied by ______________.
Happiness, purpose, love; a relationship with God and others
What is the "language of the body"?
The major teaching that the visible human body can reveal truths about the invisible human soul, God, our relationships, and how we should act
Our bodies allow us literally to see invisible things like _______, ________, and _______.
Emotions, ideas, thoughts
A human person is both ______ and ______.
A _______ body and an ________ soul are united together to complete each _______.
Visible; invisible; unique person
Our bodies are the ______ that reflect the light of our _____. Our souls give life to our bodies and reveal our true ________. And in return, our bodies allow our souls to be _______.
Windows; souls; beauty; known
From the beginning, God designed the gift of the human person to _______.
Be revealed through the body
What is the Incarnation?
It refers to our belief that Jesus, who is fully God (divine), became man. He really became man so he could die and rise to save humanity from the destruction caused by sin.
Why did God become human?
1. God was able to make visible His divine love - once invisible to us because of sin - though the actions of his visible human body. 2. Jesus showed us what our humanity is supposed to look like.
The more you know ______, the more you know _______. Bottom line: Jesus _____. He showed this with his _______ offered for us on the cross. Our call is to learn _________ and to share it with others. Not only in our _______ but also through our __________.
Jesus; who you are; loved; body; God's language; words; bodies
We can use ________ to help us fulfill our _______ as human persons made in God's _______, created for _______, and destined for _________.
Habits; true identity; image; loving relationships; heaven
An act repeated so frequently that t becomes a natural part of one's character
A good habit that empowers human persons to love God and others freely
The strong habit of doing what is not good; a bad habit that enslaves us to selfishness and robs us of the power to love
God's free gift of devine life given to us through Jesus Christ, especially through the sacraments; it also inspired us and gives us a powerful spiritual impact to our good efforts toward virtuous living
The first meaning of sex is about our _____. It refers to being _______ or _______, created in God's _____ and ______. Sex also refers to acts of physical intimacy between a _______ and a _________, especially intercourse. This act speaks a powerful message with the body. It expresses a ________, _______, and ______ union of love between spouses and their openness to new life.
Identity; male; female; image; likeness; husband; wife; permanent, total, free
Each gender's unique, special characteristic bring out the bes in the other. This is called ________.
Sex is the total gift of the _________. Marriage is the total gift of the _________.
Our bodies are _____ and should be protected from anyone treating us like _________ instead of persons with great ________.
Sacred; objects; dignity
What is chastity?
The virtue that helps us use our bodies to express love in purity and truthfulness; it requires learning to love as God loved us; it makes our actions express the true reality of our relationships; it means telling the truth of love with the language of the body; it helps us remember who we are
Refraining form all intimate sexual activity until marriage; it's a necessary part of chastity for unmarried people, but it by itself is not the same as chastity
Chastity enables us to say exactly what we mean to say with the _________.
Language of our bodies
__________ is the tendency or the leaning humans have toward sin. This is a condition that all humans inherited as an effect of original sin. It can be overcome, slowly but surely, with God's grace.
Modesty is presenting oneself in a way that expresses the virtue of _______. It encourages others to see us in _______. The virtue of _________ is presenting yourself with a respectful, healthy focus on your whole person - ______ and ________ - ad being careful that how you dress, speak, and act encourages other to _________, not lust.
Chastity; purity; modesty; body; soul; love
The opposite of love isn't hate, it is _________.
Use of another person
What is the opposite of chastity?
What does the vice of lust do?
It causes people to view others objects for sexual use.
Lust sees people as _________, rather than __________.
Objects to be used; persons to be loved
Love is more than just a ______ or ________. Love is a _______ and it's something that must be practiced.
Feeling; emotion; virtue
Real love ________ uses another person as a tool to gain some personal benefit. God made things to be _______ and people to be _________. Love and use are exact __________.
Never; used; loved; opposites
Two parts of real love are called ________ and _________.
Agape is ___________.
The totally selfless part of love that wants what is truly best for your loved one and works to achieve it; it seeks nothing in return; it is pure charity and selflessness
Eros is __________.
The part of love that makes you desire to be united with your loved ones; it must be filled with agape so that it can bring people into truly loving union instead of selfishness or possessiveness
When Eros and agape are properly balances, love is a true gift of self that says ________ more than ______.
God gave us the _________ to protect us from using others.
What does Chastity allow the language of the body to say?
"I want what is best for you more than I want what feels good."
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