Monday, September 13, 2010

This makes me think...

Our bodies are so noble.  The infamous carnal sinners of history are, not those who loved their bodies too much, but those who loved their bodies too little. They are those who failed to respect or perhaps to understand the dignity of that masterpiece of the Father, the human body.  It is a creation so marvelous that the Father did not hesitate to give it to his own divine, eternal, infinite, all-comprehensive expression of himself in the Incarnation of the Son, in the same way that it is given to us and with the same senses and faculties possessed by our own bodies.  The Father manifestly did not think this unbecoming. No, his own expression of himself, his Divine Logos, would become incarnate in a human body, brother to our human bodies....

Indeed... "Corpus Christi", the Body of Christ, does save me. But there is also a revelation here about our own bodies as they are meant to be and which they can be only through the body of Christ, who is "the first-born of all creation." (Col. 1:15) and whose created body was the perfect partner of his created soul.

A lowly estimate of our bodies results in our becoming prey to all manner of sins.

---Mother Mary Francis, PCC, Anima Christi, Soul of Christ

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1 comment:

  1. The opening line reminds me of JPII saying that pornography is wrong not because it shows too much, but because it shows too little ....


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