The actions of the body communicate like words do, and the body conveys truths, even through a handshake or a smile. However, the body can also convey falsehoods, as when Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Children learn that manners show kindness and respect with bodily actions. Scripture reveals the fullness of the language of the body through the lives of Jesus and Mary.
The Theology of the Body is a positive, beautiful approach to the truth of the body and its meaning. In a culture where the body is considered “an enemy to freedom,” Saint John Paul’s Theology of the Body is necessary more than ever. The Body Matters lesson books series teaches the truths about the body in an accessible, age-appropriate way. It is a great resource for parents, Faith Formation programs and Catholic schools to help children see the sacredness of the body. Here you can find Saint John Paul’s teachings on the body rendered in language accessible to children, with beautiful illustrations, practical examples and solid Catholic theology.
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