What people do with their bodies is top news today. Unfortunately. While the National news focuses on the scandals involving former and top military personnel, CIA Director David Petraeus and now General John Allen, the local news highlights a teenage athlete accused of rape. So, what’s the problem? Shouldn’t these be private matters?
In the matter of the prominent figures, public trust has been broken and lies have been perpetuated which carry the possibility of exploitation and national security implications. Privately, with these two families, I imagine betrayal and anger reign along with shattered trust.
In the case of alleged rape by the athlete, no one asks for personal violation, even if they seem to be willing to climb in the back of the car with the alleged perpetrator. If justice can prevail and one more rape prevented, allegations must come to the public light. And, it’s a crime. Perhaps the climate of casual sex, the invincibility and adoration of athletes and a sense of entitlement contributed.
In all cases, what happened to right and wrong?
“Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16
“The things your sinful old self wants to do are: sex sins, sinful desires, wild living, 20 worshiping false gods, witchcraft, hating, fighting, being jealous, being angry, arguing, dividing into little groups and thinking the other groups are wrong, false teaching, 21 wanting something someone else has, killing other people, using strong drink, wild parties, and all things like these. I told you before and I am telling you again that those who do these things will have no place in the holy nation of God.” Galatians 5:19-21 (nlv)
So what do we do? “But the fruit that comes from having the Holy Spirit in our lives is: love, joy, peace, not giving up, being kind, being good, having faith, 23 being gentle, and being the boss over our own desires.” Galatians 5:22-23 (nlv)
And, “If the Holy Spirit is living in us, let us be led by Him in all things.” Galatians 5:25
Put your mind and actions on a spiritual level and simply, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Working on Love at a Higher Level, PJ
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