Many laws and social norms have been adopted to help regulate the power of sex. But in focusing so much on the appropriateness of sex, we often miss the ways in which it reveals and connects us with God.
Without question, sex sells. And maybe this was part of God’s original intent – for sex to sell us on and draw us back to his divine goodness and beauty.
And much like God, sex is a mystery.
While we can explain the mechanics of baby making with great scientific accuracy, sex still holds a wonder and allure we can’t fully explain.
Yet somehow we know it’s connected to our desire for more life.
There are few moments in which we feel more alive than when we can give full expression to our sexual selves.
Through sex we connect with the mystery of life and with God himself.
But more than a path to life, sex is also a vehicle of love.
To be sure, sex is often reduced to mere tension release or our desperate attempts to prove our self-worth.
But at its best, sex is a practice of ever deepening love – allowing us to connect body, heart, and mind in our participation with and expression of infinite love.
Through sex we discover the depths of our own soul, as we experience profound oneness with another and a mysterious union with God as well.
If we allow it, sex is a powerful vehicle to love God and others as we love ourselves.
Most of us have only scratched the surface of our sexual selves. And with the many distortions that take place with a shallow sexuality, finding God through sex can seem rather strange.
But it’s God who created sex. So it only makes sense that we can find him through it. We just have to go deeper than we’ve often allowed ourselves to go.
Through sex we can find the God of life and love.