Today sexuality has been banalized and the greatness of the human being is not recognized
Presentation of the project "Let's Learn to Love", which aims to provide the necessary teaching tools to promote an effective and sexual education based on an integral notion of the person and their dignity.
The hall of degrees of the CEU San Pablo University hosted yesterday the presentation of the project "Let's Learn to Love", promoted by the Foundation Development and Person. It is a project that aims to facilitate the necessary didactic tools to promote effective and sexual education based on an integral notion of the person and dignity. The Bishop of Alcalá de Henares, Monsignor Juan Antonio Reig Plá, the director of the CEU Institute for Family Studies, Elio Gallego, the professor of moral theology at the faculty of San Damaso, Juan José Pérez Soba, and the director of the foundation, participated in the event. Development and Person, Nieves González Rico
Monsignor Reig Plá Began, who addressed the importance of provoking the concept of "love", which is, as he explained, "the most specifically human." In this sense, he asked, "What do the Spaniards need the most? What is your heart claiming? Where do they suffer most wounds? " And he answered that these books, with these materials, answer it: "It is, he declared, to learn to love, the most decisive of people, which demands our heart, love and Be Loved". "If you fail in this, you fail in the most important", he said.
He also commented that our society is "highly unconscious" of what it means to fail in the primordial and warned that, for years, the impulse of Eros is reduced to feelings. For Monsignor Reig Plá, "Love is thought to be the satisfaction of the primary impulses themselves and the Church is accused of wanting to eliminate the Eros". However, he clarified that "it is not true" but that what he is seeking is "to proclaim that man has been thought for the logic of the gift and the main step is to possess itself". So he said, "You have to be free to love".
However, he warned that today "we are driven by a reductionism of love, sexuality has banalized and the greatness of the human heart is not recognized."
He declared that "the West and the world, in general, have a decline for lack of love, spirit and intelligent dynamism", as the Pope reminds us in his encyclical "Caritas in Veritate" on the need to regain the spirit. About it, he warned of the failures in the projects of love today. "There is no reaction to this issue". "The Church cannot be as a spectator: leaving the teachers unarmed, the parents in front of their children's education..."
For his part, Pérez Soba stressed that these materials help to learn to love but that "the best lesson is given by Jesus." In his opinion, they can not give personal relationships without love and put as an example to John Paul II, who at 20 years lost all members of his family. "He experimented -continued- human love as a source of freedom, fundamental freedom, a culture-generating one". And he felt that it is a fundamental aspect for "our society to understand that learning to love, we are generating new culture."
He recalled that this new culture is what motivates the way John Paul II acts in the face of major events such as the Second Vatican Council and the sexual revolution. "The Freedom generated from Christian love is the mission of the Church", he explained and added: "It cannot be given without the family, who can teach to respond to the sexual revolution."
He also commented that this material is meant for the celebration of World Youth Day next August and is "essential for the educational task". So he said that "you can talk about sexuality as we understand Christians, in a way that is fascinating to any man. To reveal a secret that is luminous for the whole society. Is the beginning and channel of evangelization and a manifestation of ecclesial communion".
Also participate Elio Gallego and Nieves González, who advocated an education based on love, who learn to love and be loved.