She made a point women should consider, and then Ms Schaeffer asked a good question:
“If, as a society, we’re interested in seeing fewer sex scandals, we need to ask more than what is wrong with men today . . . What about the role women play in infidelities?” (Sabrina Schaeffer, The Dallas Morning News, June 19, 2011, Op-Ed page, link)
The Internet has opened wide the door for women to be as unwise as men in indulging their private habits. And Eugene Robinson reminds sexual adventurers that unlike former times, the Internet never forgets an indiscretion. “Bad decisions don’t die . . . Once you’ve sent a message or photograph into cyberspace, you have to assume it will live forever . . .” (The Dallas Morning News, June 20, 2011)
I always wondered how God could keep track of every careless word I ever uttered, and stupid stunt I pulled.
- Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation." (Matt 12:36-37 from THE MESSAGE)
- For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. (Eccl 12:14)
- Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him." (Jude 14-15)
If man could invent a tracking device the likes of the Internet, what must God’s look like? (!) The mercy is that God has a reset button – one that purges all our accounts with Him. (Isaiah 1:18)
We may still have to pay the price of our folly in the court of public opinion, but His Son’s death has bought us new life. My prayer for Mr. Weiner, the women who encouraged or accommodated his gross infidelities, and even those who exposed his waywardness, that they will let God have their “cookies,” emptying their cache into God’s life-giving fountain of forgiveness and life.