God's truth is evidenced all around us. His truth is even stamped in our very bodies, our creation as male and female. In this fascinating talk, Christopher West shows how God reveals his love through his very own gift of self in the Eucharist - and how the Eucharist is also symbolic of the relationship between man and woman in marriage. In the Eucharist, Christ's love is poured out for us - his body, his bride - the Church. We, in turn, give ourselves totally to Christ in return as a sign of our love. In addition, just as marriage is the bedrock to civilization, the Eucharist is the bedrock of our faith - it's the most specific point of unity between God and man. Our faithful reception of the Eucharist keeps us bound to Christ. Similarly, the faithful union of man and woman - through the renewal of wedding vows in marital love - is a means of strengthening the unity between the couple. Reflecting on the profound teachings of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, West also explains how we look to the four promises in marriage (including the promises to love freely, totally, fruitfully, and faithfully) are the basis from which we can judge questions of sexual morality. Considered one of Christopher's most succinct and best talks on the Theology of the Body, this talk will help you see the beauty of marriage and the infinite treasure of the Eucharist in completely new light.
By West, Christopher