As Jesus made it so I had to confess murder yesterday, so does he make it that I have to confess adultery today. Great.
Though not everyone is quick to make the Bible gender inclusive, and therefore not everyone would agree Jesus was speaking to me, I feel confident in assuming that when Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart,” it’s fair to substitute woman for man here.
I don’t believe Jesus was letting lustful women off the hook.
And of course, I’ve lusted. So of course, I’ve committed adultery, Jimmy Carter-style, “in my heart.”
Forgive me. Forgive me for the times my eyes and my thoughts have wandered. Forgive me for giving in to imagination–if not physical temptation. Ugh. Forgive me.