Sex is not passion. Once when my brother reminded me that “Hey, Sis… guys are always thinking about it,” I asked Tom if sex and passion were the same thing. He said, “No, but the two go together.” Most of the time when this subject came up, he was trying to protect my honor. But since those early days of growth, it’s clear that passion is so much more than something that takes you to a romp in the hay. Oh, there is this first stage of loving and we seem to be wired for it. But more than that, passion is a natural event that is meant to strike a chord, and take us to a deeper meaning and relationship.
The Greeks had four words for love. These all dealt with a human’s relationship with other humans. Those words are Storge (the natural affection of children for parents and family), Filia (affection for friends), Eros (romantic love), and Agape (unconditional love… the kind that God has for His children, us). As we mature/learn in life, passion plants a seed for that love. In it’s natural way, it leads us to