"I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem coming out of heaven for God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Revelation 21:2

"Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8

I. Man and woman reflect God's love and creative goodness in complementary ways. "The respective perfections of man and woman reflect something of the infinite perfections of God: those of a mother and those of a father and husband." Catechism of the Catholic Church 370. "God created man in His image; in the divine image He created him; male and female, He created them." Genesis 1:27.

II. Likewise, sexual expression brings about a spiritual effect, whether one wants it to or not. It brings a couple into a union and symbolizes the total joining of two lives together.

H. Purity gives love space to grow and leads to a greater vision of the other.

III. The call to chastity, and thus to freedom to express love in a masculine or feminine fashion, involves, not only actions, but also thoughts.

A. Some of the leading Church documents include: