The Positive Commandments

The Ten Commandments are negative, but their fruits are positive.  Take the one against adultery.  By following this negative command, I stay on a positive plane with my children, and all the positive notes with my wife who bore them for me, and contributed positively to their raising.  What’s more, she still cooks me dinner!

I am now eighty-seven, and what young thing, except ones with no morals, would even look at me!  There’d be a great loss, the result of breaking that commandment for a moment of joy.  And I’m looking not for a moment, but an eternity of joy.

Sure, I’ve met women who raise promises of temporary pleasure in my mind.  But if I can meet them in eternity, that’s all to the better; I’ll have saved their souls and mine to boot!

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