Friday, June 14, 2002

Orientation

Interestingly enough during the current crisis in the Catholic Church there has been much talk about "orientation" which is an ancient term in Christianity. But unlike the early Church Fathers who talked about facing the "orient," i.e. the East (symbolic of Paradise Lost and where God might be sought), orientation now is talked about referring to someone's sexual preference--strange enough when one considers that this is usually in reference to those who have sworn off any sexual expression so that they may be totally oriented to God.