We especially fear being constrained by our bodies, because every fleshly constraint is a premonition of death, the final limit our physicality places on our ambitions.
That's how I know it's from God, because it so truly models the Incarnation: the power and true nature of God taking material form in a human, fleshly body.
On the contrary, she should steep herself in the rich history of these shadowy ciphers, for they can carry heavy loads, as freighted with meaning as any more fleshly incarnations.
I can understand where you're coming from, but I've always been uncomfortable with pitching the human and fleshly against the spiritual and transcendent, as if they are two entirely different worlds.
These subjects come together for us when we discuss the representation of embodiment that insists both on the fleshly materiality of the body, and the ubiquity of unconscious fantasy that underpins being-in-the-body.
Introduce it to an enemy position and they'd find themselves overcome with fleshly desires.
He was horrified by living, fleshly , female sexuality.
He said: ‘There is a moral code to protect us from ourselves, in our own fleshly desires, which I know can be very, very strong.’
One would only hope that such seasoned cinema vets would produce material that might whet one's libido, or at least take a novel approach to fleshly longing.
But His desire to complete His purpose subjugated the fleshly desires before Him.