Hurt and harm are not equals. Exercise hurts. Gluttony harms. Truth hurts, sin often feels well and natural, but ultimately harms. Therefore our discernment of goodness, justice, and/or virtue cannot invoke the immediate and present self as a deciding factor.
Another, simpler way of looking at discernment is asking “will I want to *have done* this?” It is a far better question than “do I want to do this?”
And all that did not much enter my mind this am when I picked up a treestump full of sleeping carpenter bees to carry it 30yds to the woods. Though I survived unscathed, it was a pretty rash choice.
I’m still really digging this Japandroids record from a couple years back. Fuzzy vocals, classic/ alt rock progressions, punk rhythms, anthemic shouting, the feeling of skateboarding through traffic at night.