9. The man
1. What is man?
Man is a rational creature composed of body and spirit.
Man is a creature, i.e., a being created from nothing by the power of God. They are a rational creature, i.e., having reason, intelligence and memory. They can distinguish good from evil, between truth and falsehood, the just and the unjust. Reason is what differentiates man from animals, plants and minerals.
Man is composed of body and spirit. We receive the body from our parents, and the spirit from God. The body is the material part, which we can see and touch. It is composed of different organs and parts such as head, arms, feet, etc.
JOHN: I do not understand that man is rational.
MARY: That is very easy. They are rational because have intelligence and can think.
JOHN: Man has body like the animals, but is superior to them.
MARY: Man has intelligence and can solve problems.