Mark Shea at his finest

On Teaching the Theology of the Body.


"... the body is not a mere machine, or an unusually clever piece of meat, or an apparatus used to gain a particular sensory experience, or a Tupperware container for the soul, or a thing completely unrelated to the true union of souls, or the mere "animal" part of us unrelated to our "heart" or "mind." Rather, the body is the very window of the soul, with its own language that speaks more deeply than we can with words. When God wished to speak His ultimate Word to us He sent, not a telegram, but a baby — at Bethlehem. The ultimate form of speech is the body. And so the body and the things we say with it matter."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought you might dig this guy, he's a hardcore Catholic, too:


5/16/2006 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Where have you been? I miss your posts.

6/16/2006 10:40:00 PM  

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