Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Powerful Idol of Distraction

"Ideas become idols; it is an unstoppable human truth. We make an idol of our sexuality and out sexual appetites. On some level we understand that we cannot control these appetites, they will control us -and what controls us takes us away from God. But that feels to us like some distant sort of truth we can easily wave off. 'If it feels good, do it' has been a powerful idol of distraction. It is one that keeps us from the fullness of his presence in our lives, and thus his astounding, transcendental, and eternal love, because we're too busy chasing a worldly facsimile."

  - Elizabeth Scalia in  Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life., page 88