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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

In Your Heart

"But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

It is not the look, not the sharp feeling of arousal; rather, it is the tendency... it is the long-term tendency to weakness and failure. The term here is "moicheia" which usually means "adultery", which is harmful to society's bonds.

We are expected to be adults, having given away the "things of a child". Therefore, we are expected to not let ourselves continue in self-defeating behavior.

One problem today is the fact that we do not even recognize failure as failure.
We even reward actions that endanger the common weal.


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