08.11.12 ~ Real Significance of Original Nakedness


According to the formulas of the theological teaching of the Church,(1) this man was deprived of the supernatural and preternatural gifts which were part of his endowment before sin. Furthermore, he suffered a loss in what belongs to his nature itself, to humanity in the original fullness of the image of God. The three forms of lust do not correspond to the fullness of that image, but precisely to the loss, the deficiencies, the limitations that appeared with sin. <– I think I’ve attempted some post on this before? that the result of the Fall is not that we are greater because we know more, but that we are less than we ought to be because we lack the innocence which, if possessed, would enable us to reach our fullest potential.

The words “I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself” (Gn 3:10), witness to a radical change in this relationship. In a way, man loses the original certainty of the image of God, expressed in his body. <– Meditate on that word, “certainty.” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2012/06/naked-men.html


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