What Makes the Body Beautiful?

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Emily Stimpson continues her look at the Theology of the Body in a slightly different way than it is traditionally presented:

[W]hat makes a body beautiful is how well it loves.

That’s not pious claptrap. It’s the simple reason why people walked away from Mother Teresa fully convinced that they’d just met the most beautiful woman in the world.

Her love for God and man were written on her face. Her virtue—her compassion, her purity, her obedience, her respect for life—manifested itself in her every look and action. And that didn’t just make her soul beautiful. It made her body beautiful. It caused people to see her as lovely. They liked to look upon her.

The same holds true for us.

Read more. And don’t forget to check out her book These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body

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