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August 21, 2018

ON THE SANCTITY OF THE HUMAN BODY

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

Today, St Paul is emphatic that we must glorify God with our bodies. In the Ancient Greek culture under which he was writing to the Corinthians, there was a negative anthropology that discriminated between the body and the soul. The body was considered useless and the soul very important. Even the philosophers of those days saw the body as a prison where the soul was trapped like a ghost inside a machine. Consequently, the Greeks tended to be extremely lax in matters of sexual morality. Since the body didn’t really matter, it did not really matter what people chose to…