Tagged: May-June 2011

Seasons of Life

Living them, teaching them It’s important for us to let the seasons breathe in their proper way and to let them shape our lives. Spring shows death giving way to life as buds blossom from what appeared to be dead bushes. Summer heat saps our energy and hurts us if...

Sharpening Our Vision

 Developing Eyes That See Jesus Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but  their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.—Luke 24:15b-16 On the Third Sunday of Easter, which this year is also Mother’s Day, we’ll hear the Gospel passage about the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. I...


Faithful Fitness

 fitness_lady.jpgTending Our Temples

Do you not know that you are the temple of god, and that the spirit of god dwells in you?1 Cor 3:16

What has faith to do with fitness? We might as well ask what has the soul to do with the body. The answer in both cases is “everything”—at least it should! The Catechism of the Catholic Church (355) tells us that God has united the spiritual and material worlds in humanity’s nature. We are made up of both a soul and a body, and together the two form that unique unity that is a human person. We are not merely souls imprisoned in flesh. The body is not something illusory or evil. When God made humanity and all of material creation, he declared his work “very good” (Gn 1:31). What’s more, God took on human nature in the Incarnation, and we are to be resurrected, as Jesus was, in body and soul.