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God's Design | Physically Spiritual

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Trying to heal without knowing God's design is like trying to use a GPS without knowing your destination. This episode will explore God's design and the redemption of humanity.

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Headings

2:15 - Made in "God's Image and Likeness"

4:00 - God created through the Logos

6:15 - Original Justice

8:00 - God is involved in the universe.

9:30 - A Communion of Persons

11:00 - Evolution and God's Design

13:30 - Mismatch Theory

15:00 - Preternatural Gifts

18:25 - What does redemption do?

20:00 - Holiness is Holistic Integration

23:45 - Set your sight on God.

26:00 - How meditation affected my body


Show Notes


Go more in-depth on this topic at https://www.becominggift.com/post/design


"Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness." Genesis 1: 26


"It was our default setting to be like God and to be in communion with God."


In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came to be through him,

and without him nothing came to be.

What came to be through him was life,

and this life was the light of the human race;" John 1: 1 - 4


"The Word" is a translation of the Greek word "Logos" (λόγος). "Logos" could also be translated as "reason," "meaning," or "logic." see https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Logos


God's reason at work in the universe is the Eternal Law, and "the Natural Law is nothing else than the rational creature's participation of the eternal law." St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, I-II, 91, 1 & 2 - https://www.newadvent.org/summa/2091.htm


"Being in the image of God the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is not just something, but someone. He is capable of self-knowledge, of self-possession and of freely giving himself and entering into communion with other persons. And he is called by grace to a covenant with his Creator, to offer him a response of faith and love that no other creature can give in his stead." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 357.


"Creation has its own goodness and proper perfection, but it did not spring forth complete from the hands of the Creator. The universe was created 'in a state of journeying'" Catechism of the Catholic Church, 302.


Providence = God is lovingly and intimately involved. Providence is journeying to perfection under God's shepherding.


The body reflects our design for communion:

  • Every person comes into the world physically connected to their mother in her womb.

  • Mirror Neurons = a neuron that "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron


For more information on the complementarity of Creation and Evolution, watch Episode 3 of Physically Spiritual - https://awakencatholic.org/physically-spiritual/evolution-and-creation


Mismatch Theory = some traits that were helpful in the environment that led to the evolution of the human body are now harmful because our living conditions have changed so rapidly - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_mismatch


Preternatural Gifts:

  1. Incorruptibility - "Even though man's nature is mortal God had destined him not to die." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1008

  2. Impassability - the ability to order desires (passions) to supernatural life.

  3. Infused Knowledge - knowledge of God and his design surpassing sense knowledge

See - https://www.newadvent.org/summa/1097.htm


"The human body shares in the dignity of "the image of God": it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit:" Catechism of the Catholic Church, 364


"man may not despise his bodily life. Rather he is obliged to regard his body as good and to hold it in honor since God has created it and will raise it up on the last day." - Gaudium et Spes, 14.


"In light of God's plan, holiness is our default setting."


Go more in-depth on this topic at https://www.becominggift.com/post/design


Support Physically Spiritual by joining the Totus Tuus Community at physicallyspiritual.com

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