“But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28
Oh man, I don’t want to talk about this! Jesus talks about some stuff in this week’s lesson that makes me squeamish and uncomfortable. Not only does he talk about what’s going on in a man’s mind when he looks at a woman but then Jesus talks about divorce and remarriage, another very sensitive subject that often leaves people feeling judged and excluded. And I have to preach on it! Well, that’s not true, I’m making the choice because I think these things are still relevant. Our sexual lives, our marriages, how we deal with our attractions all come under the purview of our faith. Too often we compartmentalize and try to keep faith and that other part of our lives separate. Jesus will have none of it, so if we take Him seriously, then we must let him speak to that part of our life that is most private and close to our identity.
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