For the record, I’m sure this question has been posted millilons of times on CAF.
But the answers usually are “follow your conscience” or something of that sort.
But, as a scrupulous person, I don’t really know if I can trust my conscience, or at least, not yet.
I’ve memorized the definition of lust, and I’ve read Jimmy Akin’s article, and pretty much know it word for word.
But where do you think the line crosses?
Here’s my case: I see a girl about my age in the airport. I start to think, “wow, she could be beautiful,” and so I try to look at her face. SHe turns out to be ugly, and I immediately turn away.
I don’t thi this is specifically lust, but I still feel like a jerk for turning away just because she’s ugly.
What about when you get excited to see a girl who you are attracted to? I’m not talking about being aroused, I’m talking about when your heart is beating, etc.
Thanks for answering this question you’ve probably seen a million times.