Timely Quote Tuesday

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.

Benjamin Franklin

Although Benjamin Franklin may not have been a good example in the field of sin and virtue (he is known to have begun his marriage with a young illegitimate son, whose mother has never been identified, among other indiscretions), he got this right. Sin does hurt us, because it is wrong – not just because people say that it’s wrong. So many people persist in their sin, saying “I’m not hurting anyone.” They (and we) should know: the ones we hurt could be ourselves.

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