It's no secret: we live in a world driven by passions, not least of which is the pleasure derived from our sexuality. Far too often, sex becomes an idol unto itself; when taken out of context, this hedonism can have shameful and even devastating results. In fact, one need not look further than Senator Bob Menendez's prostitution scandal, the clergy sex abuse crisis currently brewing in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, or the question of whether to allow open and avowed homosexuals into the ranks of the Boy Scouts to see how the pursuit of hedonism can have corrosive effects. In reality, these pursuits are misdirected attempts at finding fulfillment.
In his book, Fill These Hearts
, Christopher West points to how the pursuit of a unitive, fruitful and life-giving love, through our very sexuality
, can direct us to an even more transcendental Love in which we are made complete, for which we yearn, and in which we find true happiness.
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