God made the world—and you—on purpose. What is that purpose? Well, that’s what St. John Paul II went to great lengths to explain in his Theology of the Body talks, which Fr. Mike sums up beautifully in this video. With profound simplicity, Fr. Mike—inspired by St. John Paul II—shares the fundamental truths of this ingenious vision of humanity and sexuality. Made in God’s image and likeness, you are your body, and you are made for love. What you do with your body matters. You’ll have to watch the video to get the last and most powerful point. It’s amazing.
*Image: Chevalier d’Eon by Thomas Stewart, after Jean Laurent Mosnier, 1792 [National Gallery, London]. Long thought to be the portrait of a woman, this is the earliest representation of a “transgender” person in the National Gallery’s collection.