Learn by Topic: Physical


The account of the Temptation in the Gospel from the first Sunday of Lent (Luke 4:1-13) offers overwhelming evidence for the awe-inspiring qualities of Jesus Christ.  One could spend perhaps an entire Lenten season meditating on just the Temptation of Christ, so rich is it with insights into the unique greatness of Jesus.  In the first of a series, this post will focus on a few of the physical aspects of Jesus’ temptation. (more…)

caravaggio__flagellation_of_christ_by_4rtist-d4sjt1sThe Purposeful Incarnation of Jesus Christ

As part of God’s plan of sheer goodness, the Father sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as Redeemer and Savior (CCC 1).  In the Incarnation (meaning, the ‘act of being made flesh’), God purposefully chose to come to Man (CCC 456).  By becoming flesh, Jesus demonstrates God’s love (CCC 458), so that Man might have a perfect model of how to love God and neighbor (CCC 459) and so that Man might be able to participate in God’s divine nature, becoming adopted children of God (CCC 460).

The Importance of the Physical Jesus Christ

The Church places a great emphasis on the importance of Christ’s physical body.  (more…)