One of us went to a Theology of the Body talk. Dr. Sri gave a great presentation. He talked over the main points found in his book, "Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love" based on Love and Responsibility and TOB....
Here's a few quotes:
Mother Teresa said, "Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worth living."
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "Love is to will the good of the other." (unpack that one in your prayers for a while)
"Love is manifested through sacrifice." Self-giving love is the ability to give up my autonomy to serve the other.
"Freedom exists for the sake of love."
"What we do in our bodies expresses who we are."
"Christ lives through me!" We are weak.... (he was talking about loving his wife, but we can think about this with loving anyone around us that is counting on or needing our love) -- "She needs Christ's love radiating through me." We need to frequent the Sacraments to have the grace and ability to allow Christ to shine through us. Wow.
Curtis Martin said a lot of awesome things, but to continue the above thought, he talked about how we are supposed to be a living monstrance -- showing Jesus Christ to the world.
Lord, help us to be this living monstrance. Help us, with your tremendous and powerful grace and love, to shine your light before men so that you may be glorified. Amen.