A true story is told of a woman from Switzerland who was served dinner on a domestic American flight. She immediately opened up her dessert – a delicious looking piece of chocolate cake – and heavily salted and peppered it. The flight attendant was shocked and said to the passenger, “Oh! What’s wrong with you? It’s not necessary to do that!”
“But it is,” the woman replied, smiling. “It keeps me from eating it!”
Temptation is a fact of life. It is everywhere. Nobody is really strong in the face of temptation. The woman found a way to remove temptation! It whispers to us, “It’s ok, don’t worry!” “Try it just once. It’s not so dangerous! It’s not that bad anyway.” “Come on, everybody is doing it.” “Nobody will know.” Temptation is tasty because it is always sugar-coated with a promise of pleasure. But we must be careful and vigilant to check where it is leading us, lest we suffer in life.
Quote: “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.”
― Mark Twain