When Christopher West first read Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in the early 90s, he knew he would spend the rest of his life sharing its message with the world.
“I realized I was holding in my hands a solution to the crisis of our times,” said West. “I really believed I was holding something as big as the cure for cancer. If you discover something that big, you can’t just sit on it. You’ve got to start telling people about it.”
On April 25, West will continue his mission at the “Made for More” event at Prince of Peace Parish in Ormond Beach. Through his ministry, the Cor Project (Latin for “heart”), West and singer songwriter, Mike Mangione, travel the country giving dynamic presentations that weave together teaching, live music, movie clips and sacred art to offer reflection on the meaning of life, love and human destiny. Their goal is to tap into the deepest desires of the human heart, revealing its ultimate purpose and goal so participants walk away with a faith-filled vision of hope that instills wonder and joy of being alive. “There’s a full potential we can reach, becoming the true man or woman we’re made to be,” said Mangione.
The Cor Project teaches that the identity of the human person shows the mystery of God and his love – which is revealed in the Eucharist. “There is a crisis of love in the modern world because there’s a crisis of the person,” said West. “We’ve been given a pornographic vision of the body that cuts us off from the true dignity of the person and the true meaning of love. What we need is a pair of glasses that enables us to see the body as it really is, the revelation of the dignity of the person. That’s what this event is all about. It’s about orienting our desires for infinite love and infinite happiness and infinite satisfaction of our infinite hunger to the Bread that came down from heaven.”
Made for More will be held at Prince of Peace Parish in Ormond Beach on April 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.corproject.com/ormondbeach.
By Elizabeth Wilson, Florida Catholic correspondent – March 28, 2018