Abstinence — Virtue or Fault

We fast and feel virtuous.
We abstain from sex, food,
booze, and other things we
want and feel we are “good,”
when the desire remains. What
is the true value of self-denial?

Does discipling our wants change
our nature? Does indulging our
desires condemn us? Why then were
we created with these desires?

Oh, Creator, I have lots of questions for You!

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10 Responses to Abstinence — Virtue or Fault

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  2. Timoteo says:

    Moderation in all things–that’s the middle path–and I don’t think you can go wrong.


    • Pat Cegan says:

      I’ve always approached life with great gusto. There is a high price to pay for this. Your advice of moderation is good. Balance in our lives helps, although some of us learn this lesson again and again and still stumble. Are you a moderate kind of guy? hugs, pat


  3. Raunak says:

    abstinence is a great tool at rejuvenating the mind and body when used periodically. It becomes poisonous when forcefully adopted as a way of life.


  4. herkimerlove says:

    You and me both sista! I’m currently on a 3 month fast from processed food, refined sugar, alcohol (I’ve only drank 4 times in the last year, yet still), and a couple other things. I’ve read that it takes 21 days to form a new routine, and 90 days to form a new habit. I want to see what will happen. 🙂


  5. Nina says:

    Reblogged this on The Shut-in Stand-Up and commented:
    Abstinence is a virtue when we require it of ourselves

    and a vice when we demand it of others


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