02_Creation of the Body, Physical Healing and Faith Series – Premium Content

The Church Fathers teach that the body is not the “container” for the soul, but the soul is the “container” of the body, and is everywhere throughout the body. This view is reflected in Jesus’ statements, “The eye [the soul, according to the Fathers] is the light of the body. So, if your eye is sound [integrated, one], your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”

When the soul, which is everywhere in the body, is suffering and sick, the body is suffering and sick. But in Christ, man is the subject and co-creator of the salvation and redemption of both his body and soul (Theology of the Body, JPII), so that the whole human person, soul and body, becomes “full of light.”

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O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

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V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Tell Him everything in your heart right now. 

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E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Precious Blood of Jesus, flow through me. Mary, Mother of Divine Love, take the Precious Blood of Jesus to the throne of God, the Father, and offer it in sweet humble adoration, then send it back flowing by the Holy Spirit as a healing of body, mind, heart, and soul. Grant me complete and total healing as I cooperate with you, Lord Jesus, in the healing of my soul and body as you direct. Amen. +

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What We Discussed | Show Notes


Minutes 00:12:00 – The body reveals the Trinitarian God and is healed by love; we are both the subject and co-creators of suffering and salvation

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – The human soul is created with the body at conception; the soul as everywhere in the body as the body’s “container”

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – The disorder of soul and body at the fall, and loss of control of the body; restoration and elevation in Christ and proper hierarchy of the human person

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Suffering, its meaning and purpose as personal and apostolic purification in JPII’s Salvifici Doloris 


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