Allegorical Tale "Purity Meets Miss Adulteress Jul 15, 2023 17:27:29 GMT -5
Post by John on Jul 15, 2023 17:27:29 GMT -5
Next to the Bible, one of my favorite books is "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan. I love the allegorical way he told his story and taught lessons. I thought it might be fun to continue in the same style creating new similar encounters.
"Purity meets Miss Adulteress"
Once upon a time, in the land of virtuosa, there lived a pilgrim named Purity. Purity had set out on a journey, a pilgrimage towards the celestial city, seeking spiritual enlightenment and eternal bliss. Clutching his staff of Faith and wearing the armor of Righteousness, Purity ventured forth, ready to face the challenge that lay ahead.
As purity traveled through the treacherous terrain, he encountered various adversaries, each representing a different temptation and obstacle on his path. One day, while passing through a dense forest, Purity found himself face to face with a captivating and alluring woman named Miss Adulteress.
Miss Adulteress, with her enchanting smile and seductive gaze, approached Purity gracefully. She wore a cloak of Deception, which concealed her true intentions. "Greetings, noble pilgrim," she purred, her voice dripping with honeyed words. "Why wander alone when you can find solace in my embrace? Come, rest your weary soul and indulge in pleasures beyond your imagination."
Purity, his heart pounding, recognized the danger before him. He knew that yielding to Miss Adulteress's temptations would lead him astray from the path of righteousness. Summoning his courage, he replied firmly, "Be gone, wicked temptress! I am a pilgrim of Virtuosa, bound for the celestial city. I will not be swayed by your deceitful charms."
Miss Adulteress, undeterred by Purity's resistance, circled him like a predator, her eyes gleaming with malice. "Oh, dear Purity," she whispered, her voice now laced with venom. "Why resist the pleasures that lay within your reach? Is your journey not tiring? Are you not longing for a taste of forbidden delight?"
Purity closed his eyes, seeking strength from within. He remembered the teachings of his guide, Wisdom, who had warned him of the dangers posed by Miss Adulteress and her ilk. Breathing deeply, he summoned his faith and replied, "Though the path may be arduous, and the desires of the flesh may whisper enticingly, I shall remain steadfast. My devotion is to Christ and reaching the celestial city, and I will not sacrifice my purity for fleeting pleasures."
Miss Adulteress, her facade of charm crumbling, hissed with fury. "You foolish pilgrim! You will regret your choice," she spat, before vanishing into the shadows of the forest.
Purity, resolute and strengthened by his victory over temptation, continued his pilgrimage. He knew that Miss Adulteress was but one of his many adversaries he would face on his journey, but he was determined to overcome them all. With each step forward, he felt the weight of his burdens lift, and the light of righteousness guide his way.
And so, Purity pressed on, unwavering in his commitment to the celestial city. He encountered trials and temptations along the way, but his encounter with Miss Adulteress had taught him the importance of remaining steadfast in the face of seduction. With his faith as his shield and his righteousness as his armor, Purity journeyed onward, his eyes fixed upon the celestial city, where eternal bliss awaited him.