The ‘Theology of the Body’ was St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the Human – Body, Soul and Spirit. As legitimized by him the physical human body has specific meanings capable of revealing answers regarding fundamental questions regarding ourselves :-
- Is there a real purpose to life? What are it’s probabilities and it’s objectives?
- Why were we engendered as males or females?
- Does gender verify our existence?
- Why were both genders called to one communion from the beginning of time?
- What does the marital union of a man and woman impart to us about God and his plans in our lives?
- What are the respective purposes of marriage and celibate vocations?
- What precisely is “Love”?
- Is it sincerely possible to be purehearted?
- What are the contradictions between love, infatuation and lust?
All these questions and many more were answered in St. Pope John Paul II’s integrated visions log. St. John Paul II had advocated these messages for the vocations of marriage or celibacy in preparation for the Kingdom of Heaven.
St. John Paul’s impactful patents was disseminated to us by facilitators during the camp via diverse activities. The facilitators orchestrated analyzation about who man was in the beginning, who he is now (after original sin) and who he shall be in the age to come. Both male and female have been made from the image of God. Male representing strength and female representing beauty plus mystery. Marriage is a communion of love and life between man with woman who were made to be in relationship.
The camp dispensed a divine experience on us all. We discovered answers to our irresolute skepticism and to even unhesitantly communicate. Ultimately shepherding us towards our vocations through our path of love, holiness and joy.
By: Thisha Francis