Humans are made up of material body and spiritual soul. Stand with your daughter and look in the mirror. One sees two wonderful bodies which can hug each other. We don’t see our soul because it is the invisible part of us.
Our invisible, spiritual soul is what connects us to God. Even though we cannot touch our soul or see it in the mirror, it is what makes us human and different from all other creatures. God made us to be both material, that which we see, and spiritual, that which we don’t see. God always sees us completely as we truly are and He loves us very much.
Because of our spiritual soul we can know Jesus Who is God and we can love Him. Our spiritual soul gives us the power to hug Jesus. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says we are created to be in friendship with God. (CCC paragraphs 355-368)
God, our Creator, sees each one of us, mother and daughter, as very special people because we are both spiritual soul and material body. Hug
Last year, I posted my simple definition of soul – that which connects us to God. I was corrected by loads of proper definitions for soul. To cover one’s arse, one could add something about learning all about the soul as one grows older.
The human person is worthy of profound respect from the moment of conception.
Link to [FONT=Arial]Catechism of the Catholic Church – [/FONT]www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm