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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Cartrice Haynesworth, center, has a selfie taken with Pope Francis, left, as he walks through the crowd during a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is in the United States for six days during his first trip as the leader of the Catholic Church. (Photo by David Goldman-Pool/Getty Images)

Is there a problem with being mesmerized by our own image? Is there a space for God in the selfie?

The challenges of a selfie culture

See the findings of a study by Glasgow researcher Petya Eckler and her co-contributors on social media images and poor body image in young people. https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/subjects/psychology/socialmediapicturesmayleadtonegativebodyimages/

Body image concerns are not just for girls
http://www.acu.edu.au/connect_with_acu/newsroom/tabs/features/body_image_concerns_not_just_for_girls

What is the Theology of the Body?

They might be fun, but ultimately we’re not made for taking endless selfies! Christopher West explains the Catholic vision of the human body as a sign or image of God.

Christopher West’s Website

http://www.christopherwest.com/

Freedom: 12 Lives Transformed by the Theology of the Body

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