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You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery;'                but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.                If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.                If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.                'It was also said, 'Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,'                but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.                'Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,'                but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;                nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.                Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black.                But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.                'You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'*                But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.                If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.                Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.                Give to him who asks you, and don't turn away him who desires to borrow from you.                'You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor,* and hate your enemy.*'                But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,                that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven.               
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A Miracle in the Confessional

A testimony
Love One Another! 5/2005 → True Love Waits - Pure Hearts

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On reading your last issue with its personal testimonies, I was reminded of my own experience and what Jesus did for me. I thought I might share it with you.


I too abused myself when I was growing up. I wrestled with the problem for five years. As with most people, it all began with a vivid imagination aroused by bad magazines — pornographic magazines, and hardcore at that (group sex and other perversions). I came into contact with this material as a nine-year-old girl thanks to the carelessness of my parents. Unaware of the dangers, I began leafing through the colorful magazines. At that time I knew very little about sex, and the illustrations had an enormous impact on me. The damage this material did to me, the internal distortions it caused, became especially evident during my adolescence. By the time I was going to high school, I was feeding myself on this filth. The results were lamentable. Before I realized how evil and destructive this material was, I was too deeply mired in it — up to my ears! I felt enslaved by my habit, unable to break free of it. And how I tried! “Never again!” I’d say to myself, but always ended up giving in. This was terribly humiliating. I began to loathe myself.
After that came great temptations to deny God, since then I wouldn’t need to struggle with my addiction and myself. I could wallow “comfortably” in the mire. I wanted to dull my conscience. Now I can say, thank God this didn’t happen! I felt wretchedly unhappy with my weakness, which I kept a deep dark secret. But God gave me the grace to believe that only He could heal me. I remember crying to Him like the leper in the Gospel: “Lord, if you wish it, you can make me clean!” And I added, “Lord, please say, ‘I wish it. Be healed!’” And then one day, during confession, there was a miracle. Jesus healed me! With a wave of the hand, it seems, He set me free. Even the temptations left me. Now, several years later, I can see that in fact He continued to heal me for a considerable time beyond that day. Maybe He is still healing me of the wounds caused by that sin. But today I am free and happy. I attribute this to Jesus, who is my best Friend! My warmest best wishes to the editors and all the readers of Love One Another Magazine.
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