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  • Mark Sadek
    The eyes can distract the mind very quickly and cause it in a flash to slip into the place of sin. The eyes look upon something passionately; they fondly
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 30, 2003
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      "The eyes can distract the mind very quickly and
      cause it in a flash to slip into the place of sin.
      The eyes look upon something passionately; they
      fondly dwell upon the idol of beauty; in an instant
      it is impressed upon the mind; the soul is pleased
      by the sight of the idol; the mind transmits it
      appetite and desire to the heart, and the sin is
      committed without a witness, according to St. Basil.
      This then is what the Lord meant when He said:
      'whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already
      committed adultery with her in his heart' (Mt 5:28).
      This is why Solomon reminded us: 'Do not lust after
      her beauty in your heart, Nor let her allure you
      with her eyelids' (Prov. 6:25)."

      St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain.

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      "But as you abound in everything--in faith, in speech,
      in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for
      us--see that you abound in this grace also."
      2 Corinthians 8:7
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