Flee temptation without leaving a forwarding address. (Barbara Johnson, late literary critic)
We’ve all experienced times of temptation, when we are faced with a situation we know we should run away from. Too often we decide to hang around, thinking we can overcome the appeal of something that’s not in our best interest. We all realize that what Johnson says is good advice. Don’t hang around the places where you’re tempted to do wrong. Run away fast!
Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!” (Matthew 26:41)