Lusting Against the Flesh

Lust is an ugly thing. The “works of the flesh,” which “lusts against the spirit,” include such miserable misbehaviors as “fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcraft, enmities, contentions, emulations, quarrels, dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, reveling,” and others of a like nature (Gal. 5:17-21). All of which, we might note, have been exceptionally popular fromContinue reading “Lusting Against the Flesh”

When (and How) to Laugh

All things have their season . . . A time to weep, and a time to laugh. Eccl. 3:1, 4 Didymus the Blind (313-398) tells us that there are two kinds of weeping, one praiseworthy, one reprehensible; and likewise with laughing. Laughter is destructive when it proceeds from “a life which is prone more toContinue reading “When (and How) to Laugh”