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  1. The Sunshine Award « Keen for God
    August 19, 2013 @ 9:07 am

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  2. Desire and Concupiscence « Keen for God
    September 3, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    […] Those questions stayed unanswered in the back of my mind.  After reading JPII’s reflections on Original Sin in the Theology of the Body, I’ve come to some satisfying answers for myself that I’d like to share.  To do that, I want to bring back the analogy of the flower that I used when I was reflecting on the spousal meaning of the body. […]

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  3. Adultery of the Heart « Keen for God
    September 17, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    […] to an object that could satisfy your sexual desire.  This mere act destroys “the stupendous spousal meaning of the body” (TOB 40:4).  So, not just the physical act of adultery was a sin, but my imagination, my […]

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  4. Keenton Chiang
    October 2, 2013 @ 6:33 am

    Great post by Nate Pyle on the importance of how a man should look at a woman. He goes about it by writing a fictional conversation between a father and a son. If God ever blesses me with a son, I want to remember this post for my notes:

    http://natepyle.com/seeing-a-woman/

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  5. keenforgod
    June 8, 2014 @ 3:54 am

    The Eve/Mary Parallel

    Mary is the flower of the field from whom arose the precious lily of the valley through whose birth the wounded nature that we inherited from our first parents is transformed and our sins blotted out. Eve mourned, Mary rejoiced. Eve bore tears in her womb, Mary bore joy, for Eve gave birth to sinners, Mary to the Innocent One. The mother of our race introduced punishment into the world, the Mother of our Lord brought salvation into the world. Eve was the author of sin, Mary the author of merit. By killing, Eve was an obstacle to us, by giving life, Mary was our helper. Eve wounded us, Mary healed us. Disobedience is replaced by obedience, faith compensates for unbelief. Mary’s canticle puts an end to the lamentations of Eve.

    – Saint Augustine of Hippo

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