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chp 5 6 7 question (95, 113, 137)
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What is freedom?
The ability to desire and to choose the good
Why is freedom connected to truth? Can freedom exist without it?
In order to have freedom and choose the good, someone has to know the truths about what is good and what is not. Freedom cannot exist without it.
What is the difference between internal and external constraints or laws?
Internal constraints are in our heart and desire use to steer away from good but external constraints are the laws that protect us from hurting ourselves and others
How can someone become free of the internal constraints of lustful desires ?
When they obey the external constraints that God made to help and protect us
What are the differences between living in freedom and living in slavery?
Slavery is when you are being controlled by someone and freedom is when you can choose your own things. Living in slavery is being forced to do something but living in freedom is willingly choosing to do something
What did St. Ireanaeus say about our being created in the "likeness" of God?
Man is rational and therefore, like God; he is created with free will and is master over his acts.
Define free will. Explain how it is connected to freedom.
The gift given to us by God that allows us to choose between God and evil. It is through the use of our free will that we can desire the good and choose is. In this way we participate in true freedom, which brings us perfect happiness
What is lacking in the idea that freedom is only "the ability to do whatever you want"?
Whatever you want may not be good and your wants may change. Truths never change and are always good.
What is he word for the canopy that is often built over the altar that resembles a marriage bed? What meaning can we draw from this?
Baldacchino ; we can draw that the church is not opposed to sex and it reminds us that during mass Christ gives his body to his bride (the church)
How is it that vows can be made both verbally and bodily?
They can be said verbally in the sacrament of marriage but they can be said bodily but loving someone for who they are and not for their body
How does marriage show us Chris's free, total, faithful, and fruitful love through the gift of His body?
A husband and wife express their love for each other through their free, total, faithful, and fruitful gift of themselves. They express their love the same way that Jesus loves
Which symbol or analogy is used more than any other throughout Scripture to describe God's love for us? Give us one reason this analogy is used so often?
the symbol or analogy that is used more often than any other Scripture is the love between a husband and wife. The reality is that when the love of a bride and groom is a total gift, it makes God's love visible to the world.
What is the one question that can help you to judge the morality of a sexual act?
Am I expressing God's love in a free, total, faithful, and fruitful way through my body?
Why does pornography not reflect the love of God? What about masturbation, homosexual acts, and contraception?
Pornography is not a total gift of self- nor is it life-giving, faithful, or even free. All of them are also not considered valid for all the reasons.
How was Jesus' love in the crucifixion free, total, faithful, and fruitful?
God communicated his love for us by giving his body for us.
How can you offer yourself freely, totally, faithfully, and fruitfully as God desires?
As teens called to chastity, Jesus and Mary can be your models for living and loving well.
How was Mary's love free, total, faithful, and fruitful?
Mary's year encourages us to humbly receive God's love and then offer our hearts to him throughout the gift of our bodies
What is the "language of the body"?
Meaning of the body given to it by God
Why did St. John Paul II call divine love the body's "native" language?
The body says I am completely yours and I belong to you and only you.
What does the body "say" through sexual intercourse?
The body says love and expresses pure love.
Why are unmarried people incapable of freely expressing ("saying") the full meaning of sexual intercourse?
They have not made the commitment and can't really mean what they are saying with their bodies.
Name 3 truths and 3 sexual lies in the language of the body that are non-sexual.
Lies - Selfishness, rudeness, flaunting
Truths - smiling laughing walk
Name 3 truths and 3 sexual lies in the language of the body.
Sexual intimacy between husband and wife, sacrament of marriage, chastity ; fornication contraception and adultery
What does the "one-flesh union" mean?
To be together as one, but not literally.
Who are the 3 involved in creation when, from the martial act, a new life is conceived?
father, mother, and God
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