Week 1: Body (Ch 5) & Dignity (Ch. 1) Notes

“Let the children Come, more than silence, Come, Laugh, Dance, cry Spirituality in body, voice, people and silence” xi
“we must repeat with regularity that to love ourselves is to survive” p. 5
“You don’t give dignity, you affirm it.” p. 11
Idolatry, “You are no longer the image of God, you are currency…how much a person can do” p. 11
“How can anyone who is made to bear likeness to the maker of the of the cosmos be anything less than glory? This is inherent dignity.” p. 7
”What does evil have to gain in tricking us to into believing we are anything less than glorious?” p. 9
Our dignity may involve our doing, but it is foremost in our being—our tears and emotions, our bodies lying in the grass, our scabs healing.”p. 12
“Or did she see her flesh for what it was holy? Weak, powerful human, and holy?
“That the creator of the cosmos would choose to rely on an embodied creation. To be grown, fed, delivered—God put faith in a body. In Mary’s muscles and hormones, bowels and breasts. And when Christ’s body is broken and blood she, we should hold in mystery that first a woman’s body was born, her blood shed, in order to deliver the hope of the world in to the world.” p. 57
“When we neglect the physical, it is inevitably suffocates the image of God who ate, slept, cried, bled, grew and healed.” And whether or not the origin of that negated is hatred, it will indeed end in hatred.” p. 60

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