How to Have Clean Thoughts
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“How to Have Clean Thoughts,” New Era, July 2011, 39

How to Have Clean Thoughts

How to Have Clean Thoughts

Even though bad thoughts come knocking at the door, we ought not invite them to come in and have a seat. The best time to defend ourselves against temptation is when the thought begins to take shape; destroy the seed, and the plant will never grow. When I find myself in this situation, I sing my favorite hymn and try to have the image of Jesus in my heart until I can resist. If we persistently resist bad thoughts, they will depart.

Jorge G., Venezuela

Photograph courtesy of Jorge G.