Andy, I'll throw in my penny's worth.

I've come to wonder if Jesus's words about lust, anger, hate, and things which stem from the heart as being the same as the actions that can accompany them being the same in God's eyes were not so much about giving a mandate, or rule against those things (not that he IS pleased with them), but more a way to remind us just how sinful, and needful of God we are.

We may can take pride in the things we "don't" do or haven't done, but God says, "You still need me, because, look how badly you want to do it!" I've lately been seeing these things more of evidence of how badly I need God to stay pure...not necessarily of how bad I am.

"Life is for living, we all know...but I don't want to live it alone"-Chris Martin (Coldplay)