Desire, Sex, and The Royal Law
Jesus does not shy away from the ‘delicate’ subjects, rather, he confronts the prevailing attitudes and interpretations of the law head-on. Take the subject of sex. He yanks it out of the arena of ‘behaviour’ and goes after the real issue – the heart. Jesus reminds us that sexual desire and intimacy are from God, and as such, we must view it through the lens of the Royal Law – Love your neighbour as yourself.