Prayers for David and Holly Petraeus. At sixty years old and after thirty-seven years of marriage his affair is a sad, sad event. May they heal and grow and have another 37.
All of us are at risk. We each need to have a few friends that we give total access to our deepest thoughts and desires. They see our good and affirm it and call us on our bs. In this way our lives remain in the light and the risk of an affair or other corruption is less likely. There is a part of each of us that wants our way, right now, regardless of what we know God may desire.
The illusion of purity often allows corruption to flourish without anyone noticing, until it is too late.
~Steven D Levitt author of Freakonomics
Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.
Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.