“Not only does sex sell well, it wears well, it smells good, and it sleeps soundly.” – Calvin Klein
“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”
—Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” —Plato
Passion, romance, desire—and sex. When most people talk about love, they are describing eros. Did Jesus want His followers to have sexual love or passion for God, neighbor, and enemy? Highly unlikely. However, it’s essential to understand that there is nothing wrong with this type of love, and it is actually pretty important to the continuation of our species.
But while love can encompass sex, it can’t be replaced by it. Sexual activity can be a result of the commitment to love, but you can have sex without love. Unfortunately, that happens all of the time. But this isn’t the plan God has for us. A marriage of mutual support, affirmation and trust is the plan for Eros.
Our culture has made an idol out of sex. The degree to which we conform to the culture around this issue is the degree we lose the opportunity to reveal Kingdom principles.
· Eros is intended to be the summation of a beautiful communion of mutual trust. Is this your view?
· Is sex something that makes an object out of others in your world?
· Despite the world having twisted sex into something it isn’t, what can you do to restore the beauty and dignity of sex?