Corrupt: (adj) lacking integrity; crooked
Corruption thrives because there are too many people looking for it instead of admitting it.
That’s the truth.
As long as I spend my life believing that what is corrupt would never exist in me or being unwilling to consider the possibility, I will become somebody else’s corruption.
Corrupt is what we should be looking for in ourselves so that when we find it, we can correct it before it corrupts us further, and makes it obvious to those around us that we are corruptible.
But somehow or another, there is no sin or evil that looks quite as bad when I am sporting it. I can only truly see what is corrupt when you are wearing it.
Therefore, self-deception keeps us all living in a world of perpetual corruption—because altering someone else’s foul behavior is nearly impossible.
What would it take for us to understand that finding what is corrupt inside us will stop us from being labeled as evil?
Do I really think that I will convince the people around me that I’m incapable of corruption? Certainly not.
They’re looking for it in me.
They’re waiting for me to sprout the horns of the devil.
They aren’t horrible—they just want to be sure they aren’t the horrible ones, and the best way to keep yourself from being tagged as wicked is to hunt down witches and point the finger in a direction far from where you are.
When my name is mentioned in front of many people in this world, smiles come to their faces, and maybe even some tears of appreciation. But as God is my witness, I will tell you that to others on this planet, I was corrupt.
I will spend the rest of my life making sure that as often as possible, this is in the past tense and not a clear and present danger.
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