[quote=JimG]I agree that there will be no marriage in heaven; however, we will retain our gender. In fact, I believe that we will retain in heaven the special relationships we had here on earth–wives, husbands, families, friends, will know each other as such, although those relationships wiill be perfected by our unity in the beatific vision and the communion of saints.
Jim, I agree 100% What will render us nonsexual is that the source of what makes our gender complete and gives it meaning will no longer be it’s counterpart. It will find it’s of purpose in God alone.
Here on earth a person may live a life that is a sign of that heavenly life, but the meaning of that persons gender will continue to be it’s counterpart. I believe that the gift of celibacy is just that, our gender loses it’s earthly meaning finds it to a degree in God.
I would say a priest is asexual because He is manifesting life in response to the need to reproduce it within the order of death.