- Sexual abuse is a punishment almost worse than death. How can TOB explain that Jesus truly understands the deep pain endured by people who have suffered sexual abuse?
- I'm a young adult man drawn to a friend. I am not as physically attracted to her. Is physical attraction less important than other aspects?
- Was woman punished more severly than man after the fall?
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“When the hour had come for him to fulfill the Father’s plan of love, Jesus allows a glimpse of the boundless depth of his filial prayer.” We see this depth “in his last words from the Cross, where prayer and the gift of self are but one … until the ‘loud cry’ as he expires, giving up his spirit. All the troubles, for all time, of humanity enslaved by sin and death, all the petitions and intercessions of salvation history are summed up in this cry of the incarnate Word. Here the Father accepts them and, beyond all hope, answers them by raising his Son. Thus is fulfilled and brought to completion the drama of prayer in the economy of creation and salvation” (CCC 2605-2606).
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