There are a variety of definitions for the word “Lust,” such as “having a lust for chocolate”; however within the 7 Deadly Sins, craving chocolate doesn’t seem nearly as bad as Wikipedia’s definition, which is “Lust is a psychological craving for carnal pleasure, which can sometimes assume a violent or self-indulgent character.”
While finding another person attractive may be natural, some will go to their wits end to promote danger in their own lives because of it. “Lust” can lead to death, if not for the right person. Everyone has heard, at one time or another, of lust leading to a violent and sometimes deadly ending, which isn’t a happy ending for anyone involved.
For those who are married and wanting an affair, but too stupid to figure it out on their own, there’s actually a book which can be purchased on how to have an affair, if you’re a “dummy.” And if this book is truly needed, should the readers even attempt to be married? If they are married, let’s hope they don’t have children!
Believe it or not, there are even websites promoting affairs where either together or separate, extramarital affairs are promised to be discrete. Makes one wonder if the finances of this marriage are considered shared or private, doesn’t it? After all, the service is being paid for by someone, but how often is the “uninformed” paying for the marital demise? Don’t misunderstand, some of these outfits are actually for couples, as twisted as this may sound.
When “Lust” trumps fidelity and honesty within people, this is an absolute Deadly Sin, as they are obviously lying to themselves. What could be worse than that? How about the potential consequences?
For every action, there is a consequence; for every question, there is an answer. The answer to “lust” is self-control and there is no drug to promote that, yet. Perhaps the answer simply is “chocolate” after all!