Blessed Pope John Paul II devoted the first major teaching project of his pontificate – 129 short talks between September of 1979 and November of 1984 – to providing a profoundly beautiful vision of human embodiment and divine love. He gave this project the working title “Theology of the Body” (TOB).
The Theology of the Body speaks to the purpose of love and sexuality, but also much more, including the most fundamental question of all: what is the meaning of life? The teaching is basically a new way of “seeing” the human body, seeing the complimentary of the sexes as something of divine origin and not merely biological. God is revealed through the human body.
For young men, this teaching is an important tool to combat the culture that greatly misunderstands authentic masculinity and what it means to be a “man of God.” As “iron sharpens iron,” men need other men to grow in chastity and accountability, and this group seeks to better ourselves for our formation and future vocations.
By helping us understand this profound interconnection between sex and the Christian mystery, John Paul’s teaching not only paves the way for lasting renewal of marriage and the family—it enables everyone to rediscover “the meaning of the whole of existence, the meaning of life” (TOB 46:6).
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