How to respect our bodies? by Cyril of Jerusalem

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“Let us respect our bodies, which ought to shine like the sun. Let us not stain the body, which is so beautiful and so great, through brief pleasures. Sin is brief and lasts but a little while; the shame of sin lasts a long time, forever.”

Cyril of Jerusalem, Catecheses 12, 34; PG 33, 768 A-769 A.

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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p. 138.

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