Tuesday, October 19, 2010

St. Gregory Nazianzen

Your natural beauty suffices your husband, but if flaunted before many men like a net to catch a flock of birds, what will be the result?
You will be pleased by those whom your beauty pleases, returning glance for glance, gaze for gaze, then smiles and little words of love, guarded at first, but soon becoming familiar until you are openly behaving amorously.
Take heed, my tongue, lest I mention what follows!  But I will say this: Everything such foolish lovers say or do is an incitement to evil; one thing inevitably leads to another in these wretched flirtations as one piece of iron, drawn by a magnet, draws another in its turn.

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