Friday, October 17, 2008

The 1st Words of Christ (TOB)

In the TOB (Theology of the Body), Pope John Paul II refers to what he calls, "The First Words of Christ". They're not literally Jesus' 1st words, they are the 1st words in Pope JP's reflection.

It's from Matthew 19 when the pharisees asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" Jesus said several things after that question, but we focus first on this, "In the beginning, it was not so."

"In the beginning" -- Wow, Jesus is inviting us to look back at the "beginning", before the fall of Adam and Eve, to see why we were created and how. Gen. 1: "Let us make man in our image."

"Male and female we will make them"! In the Diving Image we will make them! (this is not an exact quote)

God made us IN HIS IMAGE! We are called to reflect God (in our lives) in the ETERNAL EXCHANGE OF LOVE of the Holy Trinity!

More on this soon.....

We were created male and female!

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