What about sexual fulfillment?

"The Bible undercuts our cultural obsession with sexual fulfillment. Scripture (along with many subsequent generations of faithful Christians) bears witness that lives of freedom, joy, and service are possible without sexual relations. Indeed, however odd it may seem to contemporary sensibilities, some New Testament passages (Matt. 19:10-12, 1 Cor. 7) clearly commend the celibate life as a way of faithfulness. In the view of the world that emerges from the pages of Scripture, sex appears as a matter of secondary importance. To be sure, the power of sexual drives must be acknowledged and subjected to constraints, either through marriage or through disciplined abstinence.

But never within the canonical perspective does sexuality become the basis for defining a person's identityor for finding meaning and fufilment in life

But never within the canonical perspective does sexuality become the basis for defining a person's identity or for finding meaning and fulfilment in life. The things that matter are justice, mercy and faith (Matt. 23:23). The love of God is far more important than any human love. Sexual fulfilment finds its place, at best, as a subsidiary good within this larger picture."

Richard B Hays, The Moral Vision of the New Testament, p.390.

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