Monday, May 10, 2010

Bodies


"Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That's the most sensible way to serve God. 2Don't be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him." (Romans 12:1-2)

I'm going to use the word "secks" here so that some of your internet filters don't block this article.

You who are reading this may have a different opinion to what I'm writing but please reflect on it. I respect that you are adults and can live life how you choose. This is my opinion at this time:

Director Justin Sisely is in the process of 'de-flowering' some willing people for a doco.
(see: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/director-justin-sisely-auctions-off-aussie-virginities/story-e6frfmvr-1225864251527)

...and no matter what side of the argument you are on - the verse I took from Romans 12 is a reminder that:

(a) We do have choices - it's ultimately up to you what you do

(b) God - who made your body - actually does have a preference in how you use it - so don't let anyone tell you that he shrugs his shoulders and doesn't care.

(c) You body IS connected to your spiritual life - there is no separation of body and soul in this life. What you do in your body is a reflection of your soul - and what you do with your body will effect your spiritual life - so take care of yourself and others.

(d) If you have problems with what God wants you to do - he is OK with you discussing it with him - in fact we are often encouraged to pray to God ... even if we disagree with Him.

Let's not forget who invented this whole 'secks' thing - and let it be known that God is not a wowser - his creation is very rich and varied and mysterious...it is not something cheap - but something to be valued.

Luke 7:36-50 (and myriads of other verses!) tells each of us that if you feel you have already cheapened your body and spirit - that God is very willing to give you a new start. That's another CHOICE that you have; a choice to start again and receive an offer - this is an offer from God himself, no one else can give it to you.

On the other side of the coin - the time we spend in our bodies - is limited. And those of you who have frail bodies would understand that our bodies are not perfect.

This blog from 'Erin' - who was a student a few years back is worth a read for a bit of perspective: http://musicanddisability.blogspot.com/

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