John Paul II:
There is a deep connection between the mystery of
creation, as a gift springing from love, and that beatifying “beginning”
of the existence of man as male and female, in the whole truth of their
body and their sex, which is the pure and simple truth of communion
between persons. When the first man exclaimed, at the sight of the
woman: “This is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh” (Gn 2:23), he
merely affirmed the human identity of both. Exclaiming in this way, he
seems to say: here is a body that expresses the person!
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