The Moment that Lasts a Lifetime

Lust can disguise its haste and carelessness under loads of reasoning, but eventually renders the best offerings of life uncontainable. The opposite of lust isn’t love; love has no opposite. The opposite of lust is patience. To think something through to its end can take only a moment. To do this with an attitude of concern for others and a heart sincerely reconciliatory towards putting its own desires under, the cost to any momentary loss of happiness will be steadily eclipsed by future joys, not just for one, but also for all. As lust wears the presence of a fog or of darkness as a cloak for its thoughts and deeds, faith utilizes it as a gauge for how bright the light will be when all thoughts and deeds are revealed.

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