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Use Your Body for Good

August 03, 2010 Length: 1:01

St. Antony the Great on ways to use different parts of the body for good.

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The ascetic disciplines of the Church train us to use bodies for the worship of God and the service of others. St. Antony the Great tells us that every part of our body should be used for good things. He says,

(The Holy Spirit) teaches a man to keep the body in order—the whole of it, from head to foot; eyes—to look with purity; ears—to listen in peace…tongue—to say only what is good…hands—to be moved primarily for lifting in prayer and for acts of mercy and generosity; stomach—to be kept within suitable bounds in food and drink…feet—to walk righteously, according to the will of God, aiming at the service of good deeds.


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