God is not erotic

Dear Editor, I don’t find myself in agreement with Fr Rolheiser in his article of July 2 ‘The God of our desires’. I would make the following comments:

God may not be the focus of human desires; virtue does not envy sin; prayer, meditation and true religion are not a disruption to life but an abiding joy. An alluring woman may be beautiful, an erotic woman may be hell bent; God is not erotic – Satan, maybe.

To know God, look at Jesus. Living life fully enjoying what is earthy and earthly may not be happy, but living in union with Jesus Christ is always happy and joyful.

Yours etc.,

Declan Whelan,

Clonskeagh, Dublin 14