Trending with Timmerie – Theology of the Body: The Gift of Being Human

Do you sometimes feel like you are here in this world by accident? That is a lie. You are created by the Almighty God for a reason…to be a gift to others. You have a calling and a purpose. This truth is evident through St. John Paul II’s teachings on Theology of the Body.

In this podcast, Timmerie discusses this teaching. The focus is on the section titled “Intimacy, the Hidden Meaning,” where the Holy Father explores the deeper significance of human relationships and the human body.

The pope emphasizes that everything we have received is a gift and that understanding the original state of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is essential. He discusses the peace and comfort in the state of original nakedness and the need for affirmation and understanding between human beings. He delves into the mystery of creation and how it points to the original good of the divine vision for us.

Pope St. John Paul II emphasizes that the human body and its complementarity between male and female signify something much deeper—the sacrament of marriage and the hermeneutic of the gift. Hermeneutics here refers to the interpretation and understanding of something, and Pope John Paul II uses this concept to explain the core of his theology of the body and human anthropology.

We look at sacrificial gift of Jesus Christ on the cross with deep appreciation, as this shows us the concept of self-giving love. This understanding of the gift of self applies to all vocations and human actions.

Your life is a gift, and we are meant to live in a transformative and self-giving manner, just as Jesus Christ demonstrated on the cross. Understanding this Theology of the Body can give you hope. It can profoundly impact all aspects of life and relationships, guiding you towards a deeper appreciation of their own existence and the world around them.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.