The body has received such a bad press by Church authorities from the beginning mainly because of the mythical Original Sin story.
Incarnation is the main Christian revelation about the divinity of the human body; it is the home of God, the revelation of what the Creator is like. How did we get that so disastrously wrong?
The price for this mistake is terrible; and there seems little sign of any change of mind. Pope Francis deplored all of this; ‘ . . . the human body’ he has repeatedly emphasised, ‘is the temple of the Holy Spirit . . .’, and St Pope John Paul 11 wrote, ‘ . . . the human body reveals the mystery hidden from eternity in God . . .’
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