Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. – Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

That Little Evil

That little evil you did,
You think it wasn’t evil at all
You’re not convinced it is evil
Just because it was small…

But that little evil you did
It crept to your heart
And you hardly felt it
Because it’s just a bit.

But that little evil you did
It began to poison you
Little by little it did
That little evil you did.

Until one day that little evil
It wasn’t little anymore
Because it grew so big
‘Til you can’t fight it anymore.

“You have heard that it was said… ‘You shall not murder;’and ‘Whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be in danger of the judgment. Whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ will be in danger of the council. Whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’ but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
-Matthew 5 (WEB)