Mementos: A Story of Married Love, Betrayal, and Redemption
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Overt Catholic imagery, moral teaching, and spirituality ornament this explicit tale of a the erotic love shared between Adam and Leah, reuiniting in the present time after a fall business trip. Five years prior, Adam had betrayed his wife's trust during a similar trip. This story explores the way back from that failure, and how grace redeems us even when we follow dark paths. More
No mortal sins were committed in the recording of this book, since it reports no actual events, nor actual people. It is a work of erotic fiction. It is not, I think, porn. I suspect that people looking for porn will find the moral and religious underpinnings to be at best tedious. But I also expect some people of devout Christian or Catholic sensibility to be put off by a couple scenes that are extremely explicit: In one case a dark scene of adultery; in the other, a scene of holy, faithful love.
Eros is a natural, God-ordained impulse that humans share to unite intimately with one another, more intimately, in fact, than mere coitus alone can accomplish. It is at once pleasurable, comforting, and, for most of us, our highest vocation in life, i.e., to be united with another until death do us part. It also leads naturally to children--a fundamental telos of the conjugal union. Still the emotional complex bound up in eros is fragile, and subject to moral failure. Mementos shines a light on one such failure. It also offers hope that great good can arise even from the ashes of such failures. And it gives us a glimpse of the Eden that can, even if temporarily, be shared by a man and woman, when they are overcome by eros in a fully licit and holy way.