Monday, February 2, 2009
What is sexy?
Mr. Darcy with next month's mortgage payment in one hand and a pint of Ben and Jerry's Phish Food in the other. Oh, and he's just come from a quick dip in the pond in front of his English estate. Swagger from a guy who has a regular therapist is sexy for me, but since I'm single and over 30, I might not be the best standard. Jesus had some sex appeal (okay, for those of you who are easily offended, that was the shot across the bow - stop reading now. It only gets worse). After all, the scene with the woman at the well has some nice undertones of sex. And the story of Ruth and Boaz is sexy. After all ladies, the feet is a Hebrew euphemism for the part of the male anatomy used for thought much of the time. When Ruth is uncovering Boaz's feet near the end of the story, she's not checking to see if his sheets are from Pottery Barn. Song of Songs is just one big sexy book. So why are we so afraid to read sex in the Bible? Or even humor? Isn't that like reading a shadow of who we are as humans, to leave out our laughter and our sexuality? So today, now, bring sexy back. Read the Bible.