Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 143

The world of emotions

143.  Desires, feelings, emotions, what the ancients called "the passions", all have an important place in married life.  They are awakened whenever "another" becomes present and part of a person's life.  It is characteristic of all living beings to reach out to other things, and this tendency always has basic affective signs:  pleasure or pain, joy or sadness, tenderness or fear.  They ground the most elementary physiological activity.  Human beings live on this earth, and all that they do and seek is fraught with passion.


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