I've gotten a bit behind in blogging. On December 8 I gave a brief presentation to the group of Women Affirming Life on Mary and the theology of the body. It centered on how the idea of making a gift of one's self is at the heart of TOB. Spousal love, of course, is the most significant way of making this gift of self. But in whatever ways we show love to others, we are making a "sincere gift of self," as Pope John Paul used to say.
I have to thank Marianne Luthin for inviting me to do this. At the breakfast I also met her husband Henry for the first time. Marianne works in the pro-life office for the diocese of Boston. Both she and Henry are wonderful examples of living the spousal gift of self! God bless you both!