What Does it Take to Stay Young???

Posted: October 13, 2017 in World On The Edge


It’s a fact.

Women spend lots of money to “stay young.” So do some men.  The biggest thing to many of us is appearance.

And its expensive, especially for women, who reportedly spend over 426 billion dollars on beauty products with dreams of having the taut faces and bodies of our younger years.

All these beauty products may, or may not, keep us looking good on the outside, but as human beings, we possess so much more than our bodies. We possess a soul.

Our soul, our interior self, projects to the world our genuineness, or our falseness, as human beings. The Catholic Catechism tells us that the human person, created in the image of God, is corporeal and spiritual. The biblical account expresses this reality in symbolic language when it affirms that “then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”

Man, whole and entire, is therefore willed by God. In Sacred Scripture the term “soul” often refers to human life or the entire human person. But “soul” also refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him, that by which he is made in God’s image: “Soul” signifies the spiritual principle in man.

How much attention do we pay to that?

Do we ever ask ourselves how does my soul look, instead of how does my body look?

We are called to pay attention to our soul, called to recognize that it possesses a divinity created by, and shared with God, making us His.

I ask you this: will your body live forever? No answer is needed. We all know it won’t.

But our soul will live forever.  So, doesn’t it seem smart to take better care of it than we do?

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