3-letter word: can be pleasurable, can be destructive, what you get absolutely depends on how you approach it.
Reading the newspaper this morning, I knew I wanted to talk about SEX. It occurred to me that this thing has be gnawing at me for weeks since the former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Khan saga began.
What a sad story. All these stories of great men falling because of this 'little' thing called SEX. Dominique Strauss-Khan, Arnold Schwarzenegger...and in case you haven't heard, he had a child about 13 years ago with his housekeeper and his wife never knew until he opened his mouth a few weeks ago (sleeping with the enemy you would say?)...Albert Odulele, Pastor in the UK and Tiger Woods to mention a few. Strong men, powerful people, important men. The idea is not to mention names and point fingers, after all, we are all guilty of one thing or another.
But the DSK thing: from day 1, that story gave me goose bumps. How? Violent rape. Not just sexual harassment. No one, absolutely no one, besides God and him and her, knows what transpired that day, but what we do know, is that a man, rich, powerful, possible next President of France has been brought down to his knees, embarrassed beyond repair. Career, gone. The wife is quite supportive now, but who knows what is next, the family will never be the same again, and that is for sure...damage has been done, one way or the other, even for those who seemingly, may have moved on.
But, this blog is not to talk about whether DSK fell into a trap or not. No. It is to register my profound fear of the power of this thing called sex, created by God to be 'beautiful,' according to but within the confines of marriage. Why is it such a force of destruction? Why 'it?' Why not gluttony, money, and some other 'big' things?? Ok, I know people have been jailed for money-laundering and all sorts but you must agree with me that those stories are never as sensational as this issue of sex.
Lord God, we need help. These things that begin as 'little foxes', aptly described by the Bible do grow up to devour, strip, expose, disgrace and embarrass people when they finally become 'people' to be reckoned with! I know we wrote something on the blog Accountable: To Who because...it starts in the very little things. It does, and if not nipped... This is beyond sex. Its all of those things I love to do. It may not be every day or even every week...it may be once in a while, once in a blue moon, it just surfaces and I indulge like a cat with cream...on and off, on and off...feeding it, condoning it, indulging it...until the day it finally DSK, Arnold and Tiger Wood's on me.
I am profoundly afraid (goo fear) and must Do Something About The Little Foxes Intent On Destroying My Vine!
We must never think for a moment that it cannot happen to us just because these people seem so far removed from from us. Little lies, small stealings...small gossip and talking too much, sharing confidences...
'Let him that thinks he stands take heed lest falls...'
Be free oh. Be free. Try.