Gender is a gift

Catholic Trans*

I will keep this reflection short. It’s merely a thought.

With the introduction of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, the Church received a renewed understanding of human sexuality. Sexuality is not merely a vestige of our animal side, or a dirty blot tainting our spiritual life – it is a gift from God established at the beginning.

As we talk about gender and human sexuality in the Church, we need to focus on this gift, and what “GIFT” really means.

We should remember Christ’s words about the Sabbath: “The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath” (Mark 2:27). Christ spoke of the Sabbath as a gift that enlivens humanity rather than a prescription that binds him. Maybe we should think of gender similarly.

“Gender was made for humanity, not humanity for gender.”

When we talk about being a man or woman, we need to talk about…

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