Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.
– Mark 7:15
I had too much sugar yesterday. I can feel it in my joints; it’s harder to stand up straight today, and I creak. Maybe you have that reaction to sugar too. Or, maybe too much starch or caffeine or wine brings that about. We all know our “trigger” foods.
Our souls have “trigger” foods too–gossiping about a neighbor, lying to a family member, envying that coworker for her promotion. We don’t creak or get a headache as we let evil thoughts worm their way out. But make no mistake, the damage is real and becomes harder and harder to repair the more we indulge. Today, let’s focus not only on what we’re putting into our bodies, but also on what we let out of our hearts.
Lord, help me to resist releasing evil thoughts.
– Melanie Rigney