April 2, 2017 | Sharad Yadav
Scripture: 1st Corinthians 6:12-20 | Series: Lent 2017
Even though many of the traditional vices have been misunderstood in our culture, they are still considered vices and their opposites virtues. Not so with gluttony and lust. Lust is now considered a virtue and chastity a Freudian vice called repression. Gluttony has become neutral and instead being overweight has become a sin – largely because of our societal hyper-sexuality. But in this letter to a city a lot like Portland, Paul says there’s a common denominator with gluttony and lust that raises a deadly threat to our humanity. These are not just private acts - they have communal implications. And because the body matters, we need a corporeal remedy – one that involves our bodies.