A priest, well, he does seem to ‘‘like’’ women. Which is cool. It’s human nature.
But…I have always wondered if celibacy is a good thing or a bad thing, and if it has anything to do with Christ’s teachings or if it was just an add-on by the repressive Church that followed in His wake?
Below link is the column. It’s cute, if nothing else.
It this lust or lust in the heart, as Jimmy Carter once said? Who is the pop singer girl? Amei? One of the S.H.E girls?
The author writes, among other things:
"One day last week, one of Taiwan’s most popular singing stars dialed
my telephone number from the office of our department secretary. I had
taught her in several courses as a student, and she has kindly stayed
in touch since graduating two and a half years ago. Naturally, I all
but crashed to the floor with cardiac arrest to hear her voice again
in person, and not in a song on my CD player.
I exclaimed, “you’re going to give me a heart attack one day
with these surprises of yours.” I had last seen her 4 months ago
when she and a classmate named Nancy popped by my classroom to say
hello. I was so happy to see her on that occasion that I set a new
world record for heart beats per minute. I actually had to take a 40
minute recovery nap after lunch that day after she left school.
“So,” I said when I got my breath back over the telephone line on
Thursday, “what can I do for you?”
The next two hours flew by like a dream, and I assured my friend at
the front gate as she left campus that she had given a special gift to
all of us that day. The 35 or 40 “brothers” and “sisters” who saw her
in person and had an opportunity to be in pictures with her were
thrilled to death. I might soon need a pace maker in my chest to keep
up with her antics (that’s okay, Faye), but that visit was worth it.