Snoopiness, gossip, toying with the occult, reluctance to do what is good, forgetfulness of God's will, factionalism, and many other failings are as much manifestations of concupiscence as disordered sexual impulses.
Salutary and worthwhile it is to remind yourself sometimes of how prone you are to what the great Karl Rahner described as ‘mental concupiscence .’
It's a deep fear and a sort of intellectual concupiscence since it's easy for me to believe, despite the promises of Christ.
How many of us would welcome a dose of concupiscence , when the grinding realities of sickness and need have drained the body of all its sap and sweetness, just as a reminder of being sentient!
Her eyes were wild with concupiscence , and her hair spilled around them like a screen of privacy.
Marvell attacks the concupiscence of the King's mistress, Lady Castlemaine, twice in Last Instructions to a Painter.
From gym memberships never used to Robbie Williams CDs never played, this surplus of concupiscence costs at least $10.5 billion a year.
According to Augustine, sin is concupiscence : that is, a compelling desire or drive to serve one's self rather than God.
And what could be more objectifying of women than speaking as though birth control were something that only served male concupiscence ?
Any distortion of this form is judged a result of Original Sin, evidenced by concupiscence affecting human sexual desire and labeled ‘disorder.’