Matthew 23: 23-24
A colleague hit on me.
I was really flattered. It’s been a while since anybody did that.
I think my husband still fancies me, but he never says so.
I do wonder whether I’m just ugly now and nobody wants me.
But then someone hit on me, and for a few minutes I felt special.
What would happen if I were to respond?
After all, he’s not bad looking.
I thought about my husband.
Truth is I don’t want to sleep with anybody but him.
Internet porn and video games are fun.
I love watching films about sharks too.
But I wouldn’t want to swim with one.
After all, I’ve been there, done that.
Back when there was nothing to lose.
Now there’s more than life itself at stake.
How could I care for him if he stopped loving me?
How could I cook for him, keep a home?
How could I make sure he was safe from harm?
The truth is: I value his life above my own.
It was nice to have someone hit on me.
Just for a moment I felt ‘hot’.
I smiled and said, ‘Thank you’.
I told him that he was cute too.
And said how much I valued his friendship,
and liked his husband.
Then I changed the subject.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practised without neglecting the others. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel! Matthew 23: 23-24