Lusty plucked out eyes.

This week, our Gospel is Matthew 5: 21-37. Don't read it if you are feeling fragile. Or if you are easily offended. And if you are a preacher-this would be a great day to be on vacation. Or to be in a sermon series that doesn't pay attention to the lectionary. Incidentally, I'm doing pulpit supply at Arlington Hills Lutheran on Sunday morning. (Smart pastor over there). While working on the sermon, I came across these quotes:

" Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst." Frederick Buechner (American Author, b.1926)

"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart." C.S. Lewis (British Scholar and Novelist. 1898-1963)

"Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. John Lahr