615 Your Flesh Is So Filthy
1 When you dress yourselves up like this, do you not fear that you will become ever more deeply ensnared? Do you not know that you were originally of sin? Do you not know that your bodies are filled with lust? It’s such that your lust even seeps from your clothing, revealing your states as unbearably ugly, filthy demons. Aren’t you the ones clearest on this? Your hearts, your eyes, your lips—have they not all been defiled by filthy demons? Are they not filthy? Do you think that as long as you don’t do anything immoral, you are the most holy? Do you think that dressing up prettily can cover up your sordid souls? There’s no chance of that!
2 I advise you to be more realistic: Don’t be fraudulent and fake, and don’t parade yourselves. You show off your lust to each other, but all you’ll get is everlasting suffering and heartless chastening! What need have you to bat your eyes at each other and be in love? Is this your rectitude? I loathe those among you who practice evil medicine and engage in sorcery; I loathe the young men and women among you who love their own flesh. You’d best restrain yourselves, because you are now required to possess proper humanity, and not flaunt your lust. You always avail yourselves of every opportunity, for your flesh is too plentiful, and your lust too great!
Adapted from “Practice (7)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh