It was a surprise to me as well when I started counting up all the moments when Jesus was naked, and thinking about the centrality of nakedness to early Christian baptisms. There’s no fetishization of the mortal body-the dying body-but rather an anticipation of the body to come. However, that isn’t to diminish any sexual appeal we have in this life. Jesus’ teaching on the wildflowers would seem to concern that.

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