Glorious Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary to all !!!
I would very much appreciate your insight into the text from St. Gregory Palamas below, regarding reproduction . . . understanding the anatomy [and procreation] we have is 'in light of the Fall' . . . I am asking for any cross references that may further enlighten my darkness regarding the word of the Glorified Father, Gregory Palamas . . . I hope my words make sense. Please forgive me.
For the physical impulse to reproduce is involuntary and does not obey the law of our mind, although some people do bring it forcibly into subjection, and others chastely give rein to it solely for the purpose of begetting children. It brings with it the signs of original condemnation, being synonymous with corruption and producing children who will obviously perish, and it is the passionate urge of human beings who did not retain the dignity assigned to our nature by God, but have become like beasts.
[Homily by ... SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS - ON THE ENTRY INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES I ]