In my final theology of the body segment on Sacred Heart Radio on Monday, I will be giving some practical suggestions for how to apply the principles of theology of the body to one's life. Here's one to start with, but you can listen for several more on Monday morning.
Main point: Our bodies reveal God.
What it means:
We were made in God’s image and likeness which means that we have intellect and will, but also that we were made from Love and for Love (God is Love).
The fact that God created us male and female (with the ability for union and communion with another) is meant as a reminder of our call for union and communion with God in heaven.
Pope John Paul II says we image God more in our communion than in our solitude.
Try to look at others as gifts from God – reminders of our call to heaven. If someone is tempted to lust or to use another, ask God for the grace to see another as God sees him or her (a reflection of God’s love for us).