We need not observe the world we live in long to arrive at the conclusion that the world we live in is not as it should be from a Christian perspective. As Tony Crescio explains in this FRESHImage Presents, this situation stems, at least in part, from a failure to recognize the gifted nature of our existence. For St. John Paul II, all of creation and most especially human persons, are gifts to us, which in every encounter (from the squirrels and the trees, but most especially our encounters with another Human Person created in the Image and Likeness of God), beckons us to enter into the economy of the gift.
Music by Stephanie Wise
Tony Crescio is the founder of FRESHImage Ministries. He holds an MTS from the University of Notre Dame and is currently a PhD candidate in Christian Theology at Saint Louis University. His research focuses on the intersection between moral and sacramental theology. His dissertation is entitled, Presencing the Divine: Augustine, the Eucharist and the Ethics of Exemplarity.
Tony’s academic publications can be found here.