Theology of the Body

Freedom, veracity, offer, converse, modesty, attachment, special, purport: these are all themes which are perpetually build throughout the matchs of Pope John Paul II. They were there equable precedently he became Pope. As Cardinal Karol Wojtyla he was controlling in the match of different documents from Vatican II, not the meanest of which was Gaudium et Spes — the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Recent World — from which he never tires of quoting in his divers encyclicals and apostolic learning. “Man is the barely brute on sphere which God devised for tself, [and he] cannot easily furnish himself ate through a cordial offer of himself. ” (Gaudium et Spes 24) We must chief recognize the object of our creature and what we were created for if we are to speed a easily purportful career. Pope John Paul II explores the object of our creature in his Theology of the Body, which consists of 129 public Wednesday audiences delivered by him during the chief five years of his pontificate. Prior to his confirmance as pope, John Paul II wrote a compass, L o v e and Responsibility.In Attachment and Responsibility K a rol Wo j t y l a p resents the Catholic Church’s instruction on attachment and sexuality in a way that makes purport to recent man. Wojtyla stresses the modesty of the special and shows how ocean it is to speed our sexuality in a way which upholds and affirms the other special. Indeed, the gentleman attachmentr allure never use another special or speak her as a resources to an end. In his Theology of the Organization John Paul II digs low into the purport of substance a civilized special inveterate on Scripture. As a special delay a organization and idiosyncratic, made in the fiction and ikeness of God, we furnish the purport of career through furnishing out what it resources to fiction God and what our bodies keep to do delay it. We not barely fiction God through the offer of free-will, but besides through substance in converse delay others. “To be civilized resources to be designated to interpersonal communio . ” Why? Because God himself is a converse of specials in the Trinity. He explains, “Man became the “fiction and likeness” of God not barely through his own civilizedity, but besides through the converse of specials which man and mother shape straight from the inauguration. ” (TOB, Nov. 4, 1979) “Man Cannot Speed Externally Love” A “converse of specials” occurs when two commonalty freely furnish themselves to each other and confirm one another in attachment. In reality, gentleman attachment consists indisputably in this common selfgift. As we see in the Gospels, the ocean subject-matter of the Christian career is to attachment. John Paul II’s other idol allege from Gaudium et Spes tells us that, “Christ…easily discovers man to man himself and makes his sovereign encroachment open. ”What does Christ discover but that, “Greater attachment has no man than this, that a man lay down his career for his friends. ”? (Jn. 5:13) It is Christ himself who discovers to us our basic aavocation as specials by giving himself to us in his demise on the Cross. Through his Theology of the Body, John Paul II attempts to offer to us the Gospel communication of attachment in a new, low, and probuild way. He recognizes that attachment is what all commonalty attempt. He goes so far as to say, “Man cannot speed delayout attachment. He debris a substance that is mysterious for himself, his career is purportless, if attachment is not discovered to him, if he does not face attachment, if he does not trial attachment How ocean it is to speed our sexuality in way which upholds and affirms the other special! Indeed, the gentleman attachmentr allure never use another special or speak her as a resources to an end. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the BodyThis promulgation © 2003 Resurrection Publications P. O. Box 21357 • Cheyenne, WY 82003-7026 For past advice, fascinate apposition us at: Toll-free: 1-866-333-6392 • www. theologyofthebody. net Study knots engage frequently to argue the Theology of the Body. Visit www. theologyofthebody. net for advice on a knot neighboring you — or how to rouse one of your own.