I have always been puzzled by the confession of the sin about running to do evil. I understand why one does evil — but why run to do it? Ever been on a diet? There are five cookies left in the bag and you eat them quickly, one gulp, stuffing them in and down. Why? If you do it slowly, if you think, you won’t do it at all. Guilt will intervene.
Similarly, when we do something wrong, there is an urge to do it quickly, before the voice of conscience whispers. Hemingway beautifully said,“Good is what feels good after.” Take your time. Don’t run to do evil.email print