Need I say I’ve been looking forward to this week. Just look at the name of my blog for Gods sake.
When I first thought about it, it made perfect sense. Of course the church would be against anything having the slightest thing to do with sex. Condoms, handcuffs, strap-ons, stay-ups and get downs.
But really now... Why wouldn’t the church be interested in people fertilizing? It secures future generations and believers, so how could that be a sin? Fact: If the Catholic Church were against sex, they wouldn't be against the use of condoms - the church wants us to make more babies.
So, I figured that maybe they didn’t mean sex-related stuff, perhaps they were talking about other things we lust for - jobs, food, recognition, gadgets and even on good days life itself. Perhaps I should spend the day content, satisfied but joyless with an I-don’t-wanna-do-nothing-mood? A bit like a Buddhist monk sitting under some tree somewhere.
I felt confused and I felt worried.
I decided to wiki the thing.
• Lust (Latin, luxuria) (fornication, perversion) — Obsessive, unlawful, or unnatural sexual desire, such as desiring sex with a person outside marriage or engaging in unnatural sexual appetites, or depraved thought and unwholesome morality. (Dante's criterion was "excessive love of others," thereby detracting from the love due to God). Associated with the cow and the colour blue.
Things where easier than I thought, every sexual act done since I lost my virginity has been unlawful and probably shows an unwholesome morality according to church-standards. So task well done since every moment lived afterwards are moments in sin. Well that is until I confess and say that I’m really, really sorry. I wonder if that would that give me my virginity back?