|Pope Benedict XVI|
"In all sporting activities, a person understands better that their body should not be considered an object ... but that it allows them to express themselves and establish relations with others.
"In this way, the balance between the physical and spiritual dimensions leads one not to idolise [sic] the body but to respect it."
Wow. Thoughtful. Insightful. Incredible.
So was he actually blessing the sport of skiing or merely giving his blessing for people to enjoy the sport? Sounded like he blessed skiing. And skiers.
Either way, the Pope definitely approves of gliding down mountains of snow. And, yes, he was an avid skier in his younger days.
Wonder if he’d bless skydiving.
A nod of the ski cap to Outside for the tip.
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