What is sex?

I’m getting ready to a give a talk with the above title as part of the Bridge’s “Dating and Mating” series, and I came across this quote from Peter Kreeft:

“No animal falls in love, writes profound romantic poetry, or sees sex as a symbol of the ultimate meaning of life because no animal is made in the image of God.  Human sexuality is that image, and human sexuality is a foretaste of that self-giving…that is the heart of the life and joy of the Trinity.” (p75, The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life, by Dennis Hollinger)

I don’t buy that human sexuality (what is sometimes called gender) is the complete essence of the image of God, but I like Kreeft’s point.  More on Sunday at 11.