Monday, September 12, 2005

The Breath of God

Yahweh God shaped man from the soil of the ground and blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
...This "body" reveals the "living soul," such as man became when God-Yahweh breathed life into him (cf. Gn 2:7) Pope John Paul II, Theology of the Body p. 61

I have heard it said that everyone has a living twin somewhere in the world. I find this difficult to believe, especially given the fact that each one of us is unique. Each one of us is created in God's image.

Close your eyes, quiet your mind, listen to your breathing and the various notes in the melody of your body. Sense and know the beauty of that melody, for in it can be found the movement of that very Breath that gave us life!

It is that Breath that makes us distinctly who we are, God's children. It is that Breath that has given us purpose in this life.

Pax vobis


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