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Valentine's Day thoughts on the culmination of desire (plus a giveaway!)

February 14, 2019

 

I'm working on a new book; a series of meditations about love, sex, and desire. Here's a draft of one entry:

 

Have you ever wondered what will happen to our desires when we leave this world; desires which are often tarnished with a verdigris of sin?

 

My first thought was that they will burn away like dross as our metal is purified. But that is too simple, and too dismissive of beauty.

 

Then I wondered if these desires might get consumed by the burning fire of love for God; the beatific vision enrapturing them in its raging core of flame. And rather than simply burning away, they will feed the fire that keeps the Trinity united, and grow it. This explanation was better, but still didn't ring quite true.

 

I finally concluded that the desires we carry will blossom and bloom after death. Instead of being removed or subsumed, they will expand and grow until our whole being burns with love and desire and passion for all of creation, rather than for little pieces of it. Just as God's being does.

 

The mysteries of love and desire are worthy objects of our contemplation, though their realities must be so much larger and more magnificent than anything we can image. I can't wait to experience the truth.

 

There's no launch date for this new book yet. I'm trying to figure out which way I want to go for publishing. In the meantime, it's Valentine's Day and we're giving away Kindle versions of Where True Love Is until midnight! Just click on the book image below to get your copy.

 

  

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