Sacred Love

Sacred Love

Sunday, July 5, 2020
| Song of Solomon 2:8-13

Song of Songs offers us a vision of the kind of love life God intends for us: one built on commitment, communication and cooperation.

A few years back, there was a media report going around about the rock singer Sting, who, according to the report, claimed that he was a practitioner of an ancient eastern form of Tantra and could “make love for eight hours a night.” This was big news in the entertainment world, where sexual prowess is seen as one of the keys to success. Sales of books on the Kama Sutra and other eastern forms of spiritualized lovemaking skyrocketed. Everybody wanted to know the secret.

Awhile later, though, Sting made a cheeky confession. Apparently, he had bragged about his ability to make love for eight hours a night to Bob Geldof, singer for the Boomtown Rats and organizer of the Live Aid concerts. Several years after the story broke, Sting confessed that he had exaggerated the story just a bit in order to impress his fellow musician. “I think I mentioned to Bob I could make love for eight hours,” he explained. “What I didn't say was that this included four hours of...

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