life and love in christ the gospel renewal: life according to the spirit fr. edward j. richard, ms

Download Life and Love in Christ The Gospel Renewal: Life According to the Spirit Fr. Edward J. Richard, MS

Post on 28-Mar-2015

214 views

Category:

Documents

1 download

Embed Size (px)

TRANSCRIPT

  • Slide 1

Life and Love in Christ The Gospel Renewal: Life According to the Spirit Fr. Edward J. Richard, MS Slide 2 The Renewal in Christ Purity of Heart and PietyPurity of Heart and Piety Equality of Husband and WifeEquality of Husband and Wife Celibacy for the Sake of the KingdomCelibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom Slide 3 Opposition Between Flesh and Spirit The desires of the flesh are against the Spirit and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh. Gal 5:17The desires of the flesh are against the Spirit and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh. Gal 5:17 When Paul speaks of putting to death the deeds of the body with the help of the Spirit he is referring precisely to the appeal to the heart in the Sermon on the MountWhen Paul speaks of putting to death the deeds of the body with the help of the Spirit he is referring precisely to the appeal to the heart in the Sermon on the Mount You were called to freedom; do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Gal 5:13You were called to freedom; do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Gal 5:13 Slide 4 St. Pauls Teaching on Human Body This is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from unchastity, that each of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like heathens who do not know God (1Th 4:3-5)This is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from unchastity, that each of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like heathens who do not know God (1Th 4:3-5) Virtue of purity consists in mastery and overcoming of the passion of lust.Virtue of purity consists in mastery and overcoming of the passion of lust. Slide 5 St. Paul: Human Body Purity is a capacity and taskPurity is a capacity and task Abstention from unchastity Control of ones own body in holiness and honorControl of ones own body in holiness and honor Centered on the dignity of the human personCentered on the dignity of the human person The expression and fruit of life in the SpiritThe expression and fruit of life in the Spirit Slide 6 Purity and Life According to the Spirit Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. You are not your own. You were bought with a price. 1 Cor 6:19-20Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. You are not your own. You were bought with a price. 1 Cor 6:19-20 Your bodies are members of Christ 1 Cor 6:15Your bodies are members of Christ 1 Cor 6:15 The mystery of the redemption of the body, carried out by Christ, is the source of a special moral duty which commits the Christian to purityThe mystery of the redemption of the body, carried out by Christ, is the source of a special moral duty which commits the Christian to purity Slide 7 Evangelical Purity Not simply the restraint of temperanceNot simply the restraint of temperance But the Sermon on the Mount and Paul shift the focus to the more positive function of purity of heartBut the Sermon on the Mount and Paul shift the focus to the more positive function of purity of heart Slide 8 Evangelical Purity In mature purity, the person enjoys the fruits of victory over concupiscenceIn mature purity, the person enjoys the fruits of victory over concupiscence Piety-If purity prepares man to control his own body in holiness and honor, piety, a gift of the Holy Spirit, makes the human subject sensitive to that dignity which is characteristic of the human body by virtue of the mystery of creation and redemption Slide 9 Restoration of Marriage The Dignity of Woman Slide 10 The Woman Caught In Adultery Jn 8:3-11Jn 8:3-11 Jesus enters into the concrete, historical situation of women, weighed down by the inheritance of sinJesus enters into the concrete, historical situation of women, weighed down by the inheritance of sin In the end he says to her, Do not sin again.In the end he says to her, Do not sin again. But first he evokes an awareness of sin in the men who accuse herBut first he evokes an awareness of sin in the men who accuse her Slide 11 The Truth about Humanity The Gospel of Redemption is a reversal of the inequality between man and woman that resulted from the FallThe Gospel of Redemption is a reversal of the inequality between man and woman that resulted from the Fall It is a proclamation of the original dignity of woman and man, where the tendency toward domination has replaced the sincere gift of selfIt is a proclamation of the original dignity of woman and man, where the tendency toward domination has replaced the sincere gift of self See Ephesians 5:21See Ephesians 5:21 Slide 12 The Problem of Domination Notice how the woman caught in adultery is exposed to her sin while behind her lurks a man-guilty of the sin, equally responsible for it.Notice how the woman caught in adultery is exposed to her sin while behind her lurks a man-guilty of the sin, equally responsible for it. His sin escapes noticeHis sin escapes notice How often in a similar way the woman pays for her own sin, but she alone pays and pays all alone.How often in a similar way the woman pays for her own sin, but she alone pays and pays all alone. Slide 13 The Problem of Domination How often she is abandoned with her pregnancyHow often she is abandoned with her pregnancy How often she is required to subject herself to potential harm in order allow the man to ruleHow often she is required to subject herself to potential harm in order allow the man to rule How often she alone is left to suffer the consequences of abortionHow often she alone is left to suffer the consequences of abortion A woman conscience does not let her forget that she has taken the life of her own childA woman conscience does not let her forget that she has taken the life of her own child Slide 14 The Problem of Domination Today How has the contraceptive mentality furthered the domination of women?How has the contraceptive mentality furthered the domination of women? Has that domination been enshrined in the law to the detriment of women?Has that domination been enshrined in the law to the detriment of women? Who suffers most as a result of the breakdown of the family?Who suffers most as a result of the breakdown of the family? Slide 15 Eph 5: 22-35 The Renovation Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives be submissive to your husbands as to the Lord.Wives be submissive to your husbands as to the Lord. Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.Husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. Slide 16 Ephesians For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes it and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes it and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh.For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery. I speak in reference to Christ and the church.This is a great mystery. I speak in reference to Christ and the church. Slide 17 The truth about the Church as Bride Rooted in the biblical reality of the creation of the human being as male and female.Rooted in the biblical reality of the creation of the human being as male and female. Both have been called to a spousal love.Both have been called to a spousal love. The description of the beginning (Gen 1:27, 2:24) shows that the whole ethos of mutual relations between men and women has to correspond to the personal truth of their being.The description of the beginning (Gen 1:27, 2:24) shows that the whole ethos of mutual relations between men and women has to correspond to the personal truth of their being. Slide 18 The Gospel Innovation Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Husbands, love your wife as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her.Husbands, love your wife as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her. A restoration of the original equality in marriage. The author takes account of the real situation of women and challenges it. The headship of the husband is like that of Christ. An affirmation of the womans dignity. Slide 19 To love in the Christ-like Style Husbands, love your wives, Husbands, love your wives, A fundamental affirmation of the woman as a person.A fundamental affirmation of the woman as a person. This is the way Christ acts as the bridegroom of the Church; He desires that she be in splendor, without spot or wrinkle (Eph 5:27)This is the way Christ acts as the bridegroom of the Church; He desires that she be in splendor, without spot or wrinkle (Eph 5:27) Slide 20 To love in the Christ-like Style One can say that this fully captures the whole style of Christ in dealing with women.One can say that this fully captures the whole style of Christ in dealing with women. Husbands should make their own the elements of this style in regard to their wives;Husbands should make their own the elements of this style in regard to their wives; Analogously, all men should do the same in regard to women of every situation.Analogously, all men should do the same in regard to women of every situation. In this way both men and women bring about the sincere gift of self.In this way both men and women bring about the sincere gift of self. Slide 21 The Symbolic Dimension in Ephesians The Great MysteryThe Great Mystery Gods love for his people has a spousal qualityGods love for his people has a spousal quality The Bride, the Church is a collective subjectThe Bride, the Church