Stream of consciousness on Megyn Kelly and “blessing who I am”
OK, so FOX News had Megyn (or whatever the current spelling might be) Kelly on the screen a bunch last week. Which in the web of comments and stuff going around got me pointed to her GQ magazine interview and photo spread from awhile back: (AVOID if sexy/provocative offends.)
Alluring, to be sure. (Off topic: if FOX sends her to Charlotte like that, the GOP wins big because nobody will be watching the Democrat news outlets or listening to their Convention speakers. But I digress).
So Megyn’s pics get me thinking about male midlife. (Note: I’m just a year shy of the new, lower-the-bar AARP age for “senior,” but I consider myself in middle passage just the same.)
Why do aging guys look for younger, trophy thangs? Because in some primitive but perceptive part of our brain, we have our own “biological clock.” We are aging, which is a nice word for “dying.” So it is time - urgent time - to spread genetic stuff while we can and preserve the species. Find young, healthy breeding partners NOW. It’s wired there in our animal nature, the Biblical “flesh” which, animal like, is concerned with survival instincts: getting food and drink, reproducing, and avoiding harm. It is “what I am.” Not a choice.
The choices are about how to act on this biological reality.
The flesh says, “Gather your pride of young lionesses.” The Spirit says, Did (God) not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. (Malachi 2:15 ESV)
The flesh says, “You’re dying! Make more people before it’s too late!” The Spirit says, If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (1 Corinthians 15:19 ESV)
The flesh says, “Hey, it’s just the way I am, and God don’t make no junk!” The Spirit says, Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Hebrews 13:4 ESV)
And in his great grace, God makes me bald, boring and other stuff so that Megyn won’t be tempted, either.
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