My Lenten Confessional: Day 11

Dear God:

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.

Amen.

Click here for the other confessions and click here for the reason I’m even doing this.

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